Government is supporting a sustainable transportation project to help build a paved multi-use path to connect residents, educational institutions, and businesses in the Sydney and Glace Bay areas.
Energy Minister Andrew Younger announced today, Sept.
23, that government will provide $150,000 to Cape Breton Regional Municipality to complete about two kilometres of the proposed 10-kilometre Grand Lake Road Multi-use Path.
“We’re pleased to be a part of this ambitious project,” said Mr. Younger. “This corridor will provide thousands of residents in the Sydney and Glace Bay area with more sustainable and active transportation options in their community.”
The path will connect the residential areas of Sydney and Glace Bay to the Mayflower Mall, Cape Breton University, Nova Scotia Community College Marconi Campus, and the Douglas McCurdy airport.
The three-metre-wide path will run along Grand Lake Road, providing safer and more accessible travel for cyclists, pedestrians and members of the university, college and business communities.
“The Grand Lake Multi-use Path is the centerpiece of Cape Breton Regional Municipality’s Active Transportation Plan,” said Cecil Clarke, mayor of Cape Breton Regional Municipality. “We are pleased to receive support from the Department of Energy, which will allow us to continue work on the path.”
In June, the Department of Health and Wellness provided $73,000 to the project under its Recreation Facility Development Program. In 2013, government also provided $124,750 to the project to begin work on a 600-metre section of the path.