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Campbell River schools receive funds for bike safety program

The province says it’s committed to preventing serious injuries and death on BC Roads with more funding from the Vision Zero grant program.  

Vision Zero is a community-based grant program that aims to address traffic injuries in underserved communities. 

More than $866,000 will be used by local organizations to plan projects that protect vulnerable road users like pedestrians, cyclists and roadside workers. 

In Campbell River, SD 72 will see $20,000 dollars go towards the StudentsRide program which aims to educate people of all ages about bike safety. 

Sandowne Elementary Vice Principal Georgina Knox says the funds will be used to purchase bikes and helmets for students who normal might not be able to afford them 

“Keeping people safe on our roadways starts with building transportation infrastructure that protects vulnerable road users,” said Rob Fleming, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. 

According to the province road related injuries account for $312,000,000 in direct healthcare costs per year. 

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