City of Powell River council has approved $41,500 in grant funding from two sources for road projects at Henderson and Edgehill elementary schools.
At the June 16 city council meeting, councillors voted unanimously to receive two grants that will improve safety around the schools.
Councillor CaroleAnn Leishman said these were a great couple of initiatives around road safety, especially for students and youth in the community.
“It shows we are listening to our community,” said Leishman. “They come to us and say our roads are dangerous; we need better crosswalks for students. Our council and staff listened to that.
“A huge thank-you to our staff for finding these grants and putting these programs into place. Hopefully, we can get these types of road safety projects happening all over the community.”
At the June 14 committee of the whole meeting, councillors received a presentation from city sustainability planner Ana Lukyanova regarding receipt of $30,000 from the BC Vision Zero in Road Safety Program grant funding, as well as $11,500 funding from the ICBC road safety improvement program.