Communities to benefit from new infrastructure projects

Communities to benefit from new infrastructure projects

Cyclist passes a bus on the Arbutus Greenway

Twenty communities across Metro Vancouver are benefitting from TransLink’s Municipal Funding Program in 2023. The program provides municipalities between 50 and 100 per cent of eligible capital costs for infrastructure upgrades that improve mobility options for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians.

Driving the news: In 2023, we are providing $128 million in funding for 106 infrastructure projects across the region. This includes improvements to greenways, cycling paths, walkways, multi-use paths, bridges and roads, as well as the operation, maintenance and rehabilitation of the Major Road Network.

By the numbers:

  • In 2023, the projects consist of 62 walking, cycling and multi-use paths, as well as 31 roads, structures, and bus speed upgrades.
  • Since 2017, we have provided over $520 million to upgrade or build new infrastructure across 646 projects.
  • In total, we oversee more than 2,600 lane-kilometres of major arterial roads that carry commuter, transit, and truck traffic.

Learn more: Find out what improvements are coming to your community and what projects recently completed.

Why it matters: We’re more than just transit at TransLink — we fund all kinds of transportation infrastructure, not just transit. We invest in regionally significant roads, cycling, and pedestrian infrastructure to better connect Metro Vancouver communities.

The big picture: As part of Transport 2050, we’re creating an 850-kilometre network of safe and comfortable cycling facilities called the Major Bikeway Network, connecting urban centres and major destinations across Metro Vancouver. Buses are the workhorses of our transit network, so we’re also investing in infrastructure that improves bus speed and reliability.

What they’re saying: 

  • “Every day TransLink moves Metro Vancouver forward sustainably and reliably. With the responsibility of building transit-friendly and livable communities, we know how important it is to invest in the region we serve. TransLink has contributed to more than 100 projects as part of a $128 million infrastructure investment which will make these communities a better place to live, work, and play.” —Kevin Quinn, Chief Executive Officer, TransLink
  • “The Municipal Funding Program provides the infrastructure and investment that communities rely on to encourage active transportation throughout the region. Cycling paths, walkways, and bus speed upgrades are all critical components to combat climate change. We are grateful for TransLink and the provincial government who are strategic partners in making our communities vibrant and family oriented.” —Brad West, Mayors’ Council Chair and Mayor of Port Coquitlam
  • “Developing and improving cycling paths, walkways, bridges, and roads is important to ensure more families have safe and convenient ways to travel every day. This infrastructure means people can more easily choose to walk, cycle or roll instead of driving, which reduces traffic congestion, makes roads safer, improves air quality and leads to a healthier and more sustainable community.” —Rob Fleming, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure