Government is supporting a new sustainable transportation project in Cole Harbour that will help connect community hubs and promote active living.
Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Tony Ince, on behalf of Energy Minister Michel Samson, announced $30,000 in support today, Sept. 9, for work on the Bissett Trail Connector through the province’s sustainable transportation grant program, Connect2.
“Cole Harbour is home to many great trails and multi-use paths that are well-traveled and enjoyed by residents and visitors to our community,” said Mr. Ince. “This project will connect the Bissett Trail with Cole Harbour Road, and allow for construction of a trail head to bring in even more people to walk, run and bike the trail.”
The project is led by the Cole Harbour Trails Association and is the final phase of a multi-year initiative. The Bissett Trail Connector will link the Brookview subdivision and all of Colby Village to Cole Harbour Road. It also connects the Bissett Trail with the nearby Forest Hills Trail, creating a north-south active transportation corridor through the heart of Cole Harbour.
“Connecting communities through active transportation is an important part of what we do – and those links are a big part of what makes Cole Harbour such a great place to live and work,” said Holly Woodill, chair of the Cole Harbour Parks and Trails Association. “This project will complete the Bissett Trail and connect it to the rest of our network, making it an even better solution for our community.”
More projects will be announced in the coming weeks, and all will be completed by March 10, 2016.
For more information, visit the sustainable transportation page at http://novascotia.ca/sustainabletransportation/ .