Cycling Infrastructure Funding
To encourage healthy living and to help address climate change, we're cost-sharing cycling infrastructure projects with local government through our BikeBC program.
BikeBC applications are evaluated on how they improve safety for cyclists. The following lists the order, from most preferable to least preferable, of the infrastructure types that BikeBC typically funds.
- Separated bike paths
- Cyclist/pedestrian bridges and overpasses
- Buffered bike lanes (for example, those that can be separated by barriers such as parked vehicles or painted medians with increased width)
- Bike lanes
- Shoulder bikeways
- Shared roadways
Funded projects promote cycling to work, school or errands. Cycling infrastructure improves safety and reduces traffic congestion and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Cycling infrastructure projects can also generate tourism-related traffic based on their proximity to amenities and points of interest for tourists, and through linkages to other communities.
The Province funds infrastructure which forms part of a bicycle network plan prepared and adopted by a municipality or regional district through BikeBC.
BikeBC will provide the lesser of the granted amount or 50% of the actual eligible cost of a project. If a third party, including another Provincial agency, is contributing to a project, that contribution must be deducted from the project’s total eligible cost and the BikeBC share calculated on the balance.
New Building Canada Fund – Small Communities Fund
Funding for cycling infrastructure projects may also be available through the New Building Canada Fund — Small Communities Fund.
The provincial and the federal governments will each allocate approximately $109 million to support infrastructure projects in communities with a population of less than 100,000 people.This 10-year funding program runs from 2014 to 2024.