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New bike route planned in Richmond

Richmond is poised to become a little friendlier to two-wheeled travellers, as the city prepares to expand an east-west bikeway.

City council's public works and transportation committee hopes Richmond can win support from the province's BikeBC program, which splits the cost of new bike routes with municipalities.

Richmond is eligible to apply for $100,000 in funding, which coupled with city cash, would fund an upgrade of a multi-use pathway between Dorval and Lucas roads.

The pathway is part of a larger bike route planned by the city. The Crosstown bike route would be the first east-west neighbourhood bikeway in Richmond, aligned between Blundell and Francis roads. The overall project includes upgrading road crossings, repaving and widening off-street pathways, and installing signs.

The new route would add to two other neighbourhood bike routes—Crabapple Ridge and Parkside—both of which run north-south.

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