Richmond is receiving nearly $5 million from TransLink to help upgrade, maintain or build new walkways, cycling paths and roads.
The funding comes from the transit authority’s Municipal Funding Program, which provides funds annually to Metro Vancouver municipalities.
Some of the Richmond projects receiving funding are: $425,000 for intersection upgrades at Cambie and No. 4 roads, $1,625,000 for Phase 2 of the Steveston Highway multi-use pathway – which will extend the off-street multi-use pathway on the south side of Steveston Highway between Mortfield Gate and No. 2 Road – $50,000 for a bus-only lane on Great Canadian Way southbound and $300,000 for an upgrade (physical barrier between the bike and vehicle lanes) to the Granville Ave Bike Route.
In total, TransLink says it is investing $125 million into all 23 local Metro Vancouver governments this year, which will help construct or improve 131 projects and maintain more than 2,600 kilometres in the Major Road Network (MRN).
A breakdown of that $125 million in funding includes $36 million for walking, cycling and multi-use paths, $30.8 million for roads, structures and bus speed upgrades, and $58.2 million for operation and maintenance of the MRN.
A full list of 2021 investments and projects for each municipality can be found here.