RDKB starts moving on Green Corridor
Transportation will get greener in the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) thanks to a $50,000 Active Transportation Network Planning Grant from the Province of BC.
The funds, combined with a $50,000 contribution from the RDKB, will lead to the development of the Lower Columbia Rolling Green Ribbon (see image), a biking/walking corridor that will link the downtown cores of Rossland, Warfield, Trail, Montrose and Fruitvale, as well as Electoral Areas A and B.
The objective will be to link major employers, schools and other amenities for the benefit of commuters and recreational users.
“This project is another step the RDKB is taking to meet our strategic priorities to address environmental stewardship and climate preparedness, respond to demographic and social change, and provide cost-effective services to our residents,” said Diane Langman, chair of the RDKB’s Board of Directors.
The project will include several stakeholders, including the South Kootenay Green Link (SKGL) & Active Transportation (AT) Working Group, which includes members from each of the electoral areas and municipalities involved in this initiative.
Additionally, representatives from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, as well as environmental and economic organizations will be involved.
A steering committee will be created to engage with community members, representatives from business and industry, cycling groups, the RCMP and the school district, among others.
The next step will be for the RDKB to issue a Request for Proposals to hire a consultant to move the project forward.