2014

Jul 14, 2014 Return to Headlines

Coquitlam Facilitates Cycling in the Community

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COQUITLAM, BC, Monday, July 14, 2014 – As part of the City of Coquitlam’s efforts to make cycling easier and safer in the community, a number of new bike routes will be constructed or improved this year.

Bike route improvements and additions scheduled for 2014 include: 

  • Glen Drive from Lansdowne Drive  to Westwood Street; 
  • Lansdowne Drive from Barnet Hwy to Guildford Way; 
  • Coast Meridian Road from David Avenue to Harper (into 2015);
  • Clarke Road from Como Lake Avenue to Kemsley; and
  • Sections of the Crosstown Bike Route including:
    • Improvements to the pathway through Hillcrest Middle School – from Regan Avenue to Como Lake Avenue;
    • Signs and pavement markings at the intersection of Como Lake, Spuraway Avenue and Mariner Way;
    • Improved signage and pavement markings along Daybreak Avenue from Armada Street to Saddle Street;
    • New pathway connection from Saddle Street to Mariner Way;
    • Signs, pavement markings and safety improvements at the intersection of Mariner Way and Dewdney Trunk Road; 
    • Johnson Street – adding a multi-use pathway and implementing safety improvements, signs and pavement markings on the  west side of the Johnson Street, Mariner Way and Barnet Hwy intersection (into 2015). 

Funding for these initiatives is, in part, provided through the City’s Development Cost Charges (DCC) program, which is funded by developers. Those funds are leveraged to receive further funding through provincial and regional grants.

This year, grant funding included $234,000 from TransLink for the Pinetree Way project and $148,000 from the Province of B.C. (Bike BC) towards Phase One of the Crosstown Bike Route project.

Additionally, in order to encourage more cycling, the City is actively involved in a number of cycling outreach and education activities throughout the year including Bike to Work Week, Commuter Challenge and outreach to Coquitlam schools.

Cycling outreach and infrastructure is supported by policies in the City’s Strategic Transportation Plan and the Official Community Plan.

For more information visit www.coquitlam.ca/cycling.

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Media contact:
Catherine Mohoruk
Manager, Transportation Planning
604-927-3471