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Provincial grant makes Pitt Meadows roads safer

City received $20,000 for Silver Bridge project
The $20,000 Vision Zero grant for Pitt Meadows will go toward the Silver Bridge project. (The News files)

Driving through Pitt Meadows will soon be a little bit safer thanks to the latest round of Vision Zero grants from the provincial government.

These annual road safety grants are designed to help pay for community projects that prioritize safety and well-being for commuters and pedestrians alike, explained Health Minister Adrian Dix.

“By investing in innovative solutions and community-driven initiatives, we not only aim to prevent collisions but also cultivate a culture of responsibility and care,” said Dix.

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The most recent Vision Zero grants distributed money to 56 different communities throughout the province, with the City of Pitt Meadows receiving $20,000.

This money will go towards the Silver Bridge project, which plans on installing a rapid rectangular flashing beacon at the multi-use crossing at Harris Road.

Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows MLA Lisa Beare said that utilizing these grants helps prevent serious injuries or even deaths on the local roads.

“Active transportation, including biking and walking, creates communities that are connected and healthy,” said Beare. “Proper road design is a critical component of ensuring safety for all road users.”

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Brandon Tucker

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I have been a journalist since 2013, with much of my career spent covering sports and entertainment stories in Alberta.
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