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Government Supports Sustainable Transportation in Bridgewater

Bridgewater residents will be better connected to community hubs with support from the province’s sustainable transportation grant program, Connect2.

Justice Minister Mark Furey, on behalf of Energy Minister Geoff MacLellan, announced today, Aug. 18, $18,000 for the Town of Bridgewater to extend two existing paths to Glen Allan Drive and Generations Active Park.

“Projects like this improve our neighbourhoods and help us reduce emissions by encouraging sustainable transportation,” said Mr. Furey. “This will create the opportunity for residents to walk or cycle from place to place, without having to get in their cars.”

The path extensions will make it easier to walk or cycle to the South Shore Regional Hospital, as well as to the dog park, sports centre, and a growing residential area.

“The new connector will help us take another step towards achieving our vision of making active transportation part of the culture of our community,” said Bridgewater Mayor David Mitchell. “This link will inspire walking and cycling, connect people to nature, and promote an environmentally friendly lifestyle.”

Connect2 aims to create and promote active transportation options for trips of two kilometers or less between community hubs in rural and urban parts of the province.

This year Connect2 will support about 22 projects across the province. More projects will be announced in the coming weeks, and all will be completed by the end of March 2018.

For more information about Connect2, visit novascotia.ca/sustainabletransportation.

Source: Release

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