TransLink invests in cycling paths, walkways, and roads

TransLink invests in cycling paths, walkways, and roads

Local Government Funding Program only secured through to the end of 2025

The bike lane along Glover Road in Langley

TransLink is announcing its annual round of investments in cycling paths, walkways, and roadways through the Local Government Funding Program, benefitting 23 communities. This program has paid for critical transportation infrastructure throughout Metro Vancouver since 2017, however program funding is only secured for one more year and may come to an end after 2025.

This year’s investment, which totals $144 million, will go towards 104 projects and maintenance of the Major Road Network — bringing Metro Vancouver better cycling paths, walkways, roads, structures, and bus speed upgrades:

  • Walking, cycling, and multi-use paths (60 projects): $38.8 million
  • Roads, structures, and bus speed upgrades (44 projects): $40.6 million
  • Operation, maintenance, and rehabilitation of the MRN: $64.5 million

Through the 2024 Investment Plan, funding for the program has been extended until the end of 2025. After which, there is no more funding allocated for the program, despite the continued demand for investments in transportation infrastructure.

TransLink continues to work with senior levels of government to secure a new funding model that will enable transportation investments that support the region’s growth for years to come, including funding the Access for Everyone Plan which has allocated investments for this program.

Since 2017, TransLink has invested $884 million across 733 transportation infrastructure programs across Metro Vancouver, greatly improving the quality of life for residents in those communities. The 2023 Nicomekl River Bridge Replacement project in Surrey is an example of this program in action. The new bridge provides increased capacity to improve traffic flow, and introduced multi-use paths to provide safer walking, cycling, and sustainable travel options. The new crossing will also support development of the King George Boulevard Bus Rapid Transit corridor.

Previously known as the Municipal Funding Program, the program helps build stronger and more vibrant communities, making it easier for people to move around the region safely and effectively.