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Cycling upgrades coming in new year to Lions Gate Bridge approach

Three North Shore bicycle infrastructure projects are getting almost $2 million in provincial funding in 2021.
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More bicycle infrastructure improvement projects are on the way for the North Shore and Stanley Park in 2021.

Three North Shore bicycle infrastructure projects are getting almost $2 million in provincial funding in 2021.

Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is kicking off projects in Lynn Valley, the Capilano corridor and on the Lions Gate Bridge/Stanley Park Causeway.

Construction will start in the new year on an $800,000 project to upgrade the multi-use paths and signs, and add design improvements to bicycle access and egress points at both ends of the bridge and Stanley Park Causeway.

The province is putting up $635,000 to design a new cycling lane on the Highway 1 eastbound interchange through Capilano Road and a new multi-use pathway replacing the existing northbound sidewalk. The design should be ready by early spring 2021, according to the ministry.

And Lynn Valley Road will benefit from $535,000 for a new multi-use path under the Highway 1 overpass, connecting the City of North Vancouver’s bike lanes at 21st Street with Morgan Road. That design work is expected to be done in the spring.

“Across the North Shore, people have embraced active transportation this year in a way that we must continue to encourage,” said Bowinn Ma, North Vancouver-Lonsdale and Minister of State for Infrastructure, in a press release. “B.C.’s Economic Recovery plan is about building our province back better than before and supporting safer walking and cycling paths is an important part of encouraging more environmentally and socially responsible transportation choices in our community.”