March 9, 2023
Press Release – For Immediate Release
City of Rossland Receives Active Transportation Grant
Rossland, BC – The Province recently announced that The City of Rossland’s application for a B.C. Active Transportation Infrastructure Grant was successful. The City has been awarded $233,631 which will go towards a new downtown covered bike parking structure with public washrooms, water bottle filling station and ebike charging outlets to be located in Harry Lefevre Square.
“This is such exciting news for a much-needed public facility! Our residents, businesses and visitors alike will really appreciate the convenience of this multi-faceted structure readily accessible in the middle of our City core. Looking forward to seeing work begin this year. Thanks to City Staff, previous and current Council members who have supported this project for some time now” said Rossland Mayor Andy Morel.
“People in Rossland have asked for additional funding for green transportation in their community and our government is delivering,” said Katrine Conroy, MLA for Kootenay West. “This grant will provide more opportunities for residents to be active and connect with their community, all while reducing their carbon footprint.”
The Active Transportation Infrastructure Grants program supports the Province’s CleanBC commitment to increase shares of trips by walking, cycling and transit by 30% by 2030.
To view the Press Release from the Provincial Government, go to Active transportation grants benefit B.C. communities | BC Gov News