Today, Ron McKinnon, Member of Parliament for Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam, and His Worship Brad West, Mayor of Port Coquitlam, announced a federal investment of $840,000 to support the development of a 1.5km multi-use path along Prairie Avenue in Port Coquitlam.
The path will run from the Traboulay PoCo Trail connection west of Shaughnessy Street to Coast Meridian Road. It will encourage the use of alternative modes of transportation, like cycling, to alleviate traffic congestion, and improve safety for active transportation users by creating more separation from car traffic. Funding will also support new transit shelters, the installation of benches, tree plantings, and the addition of vegetation along the multi-use path.
Funding announced today supports Canada’s National Active Transportation Strategy by expanding networks of pathways, bike lanes, trails and pedestrian bridges.
By investing in infrastructure, the Government of Canada is growing our country’s economy, increasing the resiliency of our communities, and improving the lives of Canadians.