Hike funding

Northern Health funds local infrastructure and road safety improvements

Northern Health funded five projects in the North to improve infrastructure and road safety.

The Vision Zero program is funded by the Department of Health and the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure.

Each product can receive between $5,000 and $20,000 for a one-year term.

Projects include Cycle 16 for its Smithers/Telkwa multi-use trail.

The company received $20,000 which will be used to complete Phase 1 of the trail and purchase 47 anti-graffiti panels, two eco-counters and four bike racks.

According to a press release, the first phase of the track is expected to begin in June.

Meanwhile, the Village of Fraser Lake has also received funding for its highway speed reduction program.

A total of $20,000 has been provided to install two solar panel speed signs when road users enter the 50 km/h speed zone in the village.

The goal of the Vision Zero program is to reduce injuries among vulnerable road users in underserved, Indigenous, and small and remote communities, immediately and over the long term.

In addition, the program aims to advance the implementation of innovative, technology-driven, proven and low-cost road safety countermeasures.