Bike lanes added in Comox

The Town of Comox is celebrating the completion of 1.5 kilometres of new bike lanes along Military Row in Comox.

MP JOHN DUNCAN officially opens 1.5 kilometres of bike lanes along Military Row in Comox.

The Town of Comox is celebrating the completion of 1.5 kilometres of new bike lanes along Military Row in Comox.

The Town identified a project that supports Department of National Defence (DND) strategic goals and programs and promotes sustainable development in a way that will have an impact on the quality of life of Canadian Armed Forces members.

It also meets the objectives of the Capital Assistance Program that are to develop collaborative arrangements with provinces, territories and municipalities and/or their agencies to transfer and upgrade, develop or maintain infrastructure, ensure the cost-effective provision and maintenance of sustainable public utilities and community infrastructure and enhance the quality of life of members of the Canadian Armed Forces and their dependants located at bases and wings across Canada.

Funding for the project was provided through the DND Capital Assistance Program in the amount of $826,000. Management and administration of the project was provided by the Town of Comox.

“Military Row is an important connector with an interesting and scenic view and this addition provides healthy benefits for the people,” said Minister of State John Duncan.

“The new bike lanes which can be used by 19 Wing members, their families and all residents of the Comox Valley, now provide a safer experience for cyclists and drivers along this busy corridor,” added Col. Jim Benninger, Wing Commander of 19 Wing Comox.

“This is a great example of how partnerships provide a larger benefit to the community, particularly in terms of enhancing our infrastructure and improving our quality of life,” stated Mayor Paul Ives.

— Town of Comox

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