City of Fort St. John applying for Bike BC Grant to build new bike trail

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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John will be applying for funding from Bike BC to help with designing and the constructing of a multi-use trail.

The trail will run from 100 Avenue to the existing West Bypass trail.

The City will be applying for a grant of approximately $340,000. Council will be writing a letter of support for the funding.

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The City says this trail extension project fits within the OCP and the Recreation Master Plan.

“City staff is requesting to apply for a matching funds grant from Bike BC. The Bypass trail extension will run 1,260 meters north from 100 Avenue along 116th street to the existing trail south of the railroad tracks. Urban Systems has estimated the cost of the trail project at $680,000. The Bike BC grant would be valued at $340,000 with matching funds to come from the City to be funded from the Capital Budget, Trail Upgrades.”

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