The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) board has approved the final regional Active Transportation Network Plan.

The plan includes the development of a safe, accessible, and connected network in the Comox Valley.

The projects in the plan include bicycle accessible and walkable shoulders on Bates Road, Anderton Road, Idiens Way, Paulsen Road, and Island Highway 19A between Union Bay and Buckley Bay.

A bike lane on Cumberland Road and a pedestrian lane on Island Highway 19A in Black Creek are also featured in the plan.

“Seeing this plan come to fruition and having both the community and CVRD board support brings us one step closer to realizing safe, efficient and effective transportation options within the region,” said CVRD board chair Jesse Ketler. “Now more than ever we need to look at our available options and increase both accessibility and connectedness throughout the community in order to reach our climate and community goals.”

CVRD staff are currently working on implementation agreements which include project estimates and designs.

Additional information about the plan is available at www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/activetransportation.