Government is supporting two sustainable transportation projects in the Sackville area that will help connect community hubs and promote active living.
Stephen Gough, MLA for Sackville-Beaverbank, on behalf of Energy Minister Michel Samson, announced support through the province’s sustainable transportation grant program, Connect2.
Mr. Gough made the announcement at the Sackville Rivers Association annual dinner and auction.
“Sustainable transportation infrastructure, like multi-use paths, can go a long way to connecting people from home to work, to shopping and play — without having to use a car,” said Mr. Gough. “Safe, accessible trails promote active living and local attractions, and strengthen links both within and between communities in Nova Scotia.”
The Sackville Rivers Association will receive $75,000 to build new sections of the Sackville Greenway, which, once complete, will stretch the length of the Little Sackville River.
“It’s great to have the province as a partner and to recognize the importance of this kind of project for our community,” Damon Conrad, the association’s coordinator. “It’s a big project, stretching from Fultz House to Feely Lake, connecting many neighbourhoods and community destination points along the way.”
Mr. Gough also announced a $2,500 grant to the Lucasville Community Association for research and community consultation for a walking and biking path connecting the Lucasville community with businesses and recreational areas in Lower Sackville.
Connect2, launched in May, aims to create and promote active transportation options for trips of two kilometres or less between community hubs in rural and urban parts of the province.
More projects will be announced in the coming weeks, and all will be completed by March 10, 2016.
For more information, please visit our sustainable transportation page at http://novascotia.ca/sustainabletransportation/ .