City of Kimberley Receives Funding Boost for New Active Transportation Route at Knighton Road


The City of Kimberley is pleased to announce its third successful application to the Government of British Columbia’s Active Transportation Infrastructure Grants program, securing funding for the construction of a multi-use pathway along Knighton Road. This achievement follows the City's commitment to enhancing active transportation infrastructure and marks another milestone in Kimberley's efforts to create a safer, healthier, and more accessible community.

This latest project joins a series of successful initiatives aimed at improving walkability and promoting active transport within Kimberley. Previous grant-funded projects have led to enhancements near Lindsay Park and Marysville Elementary Schools. The City has also been successful in receiving Vision Zero Grants, which have supported pedestrian safety improvements on Gerry Sorenson Way and will fund enhancements this spring along the Rotary Drive corridor.

"We are proud to receive an Active Transport grant from the Province for the third year in a row. These grants support important connections that were outlined as priorities in the City’s Active Transportation Network Plan," said City CAO Jim Hendricks. "We will continue to prioritize projects listed in that plan and look forward to completing even more safety improvements throughout the City in the coming years."

The multi-use pathway on Knighton Road will serve as a crucial link between 103 Avenue and 106 Avenue, providing residents and visitors with a safe and convenient route for walking, running, and cycling. The Province is funding 70% of the project or $252,994 of the total costs. The remaining funding will come from City reserves.

Construction of the multi-use pathway is anticipated to begin late Spring and will coincide with a realignment of Knighton Road. The public will be kept informed of road closures and detours closer to the project start date. The City of Kimberley looks forward to working collaboratively with stakeholders and community members to ensure the successful implementation of this important project.

For more information about Kimberley's Active Transportation Network Plan and the multi-use pathway project on Knighton Road, please visit

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