Windsor residents will have a new way to get to the waterfront and local businesses with support from the province’s sustainable transportation grant program, Connect2.
Municipal Affairs Minister Chuck Porter, on behalf of Energy and Mines Minister Derek Mombourquette, announced today, Aug. 27, $18,250 to create a multi-use connector between Water Street and the waterfront.
“From shopping at local businesses, to the annual pumpkin regatta, this area is a vital part of the town’s economy and the overall Windsor experience,” said Mr. Porter. “This project will make it easier for residents to leave their cars at home, and instead walk or cycle to do their shopping or take part in festivals and events.”
Connect2 support is being provided to the Town of Windsor, with additional funding from the Windsor Business Enhancement Society.
“This is a project that has been talked about for decades and there are many people excited to finally see it come to fruition,” said Windsor Mayor Anna Allen. “The connector trail will open up our waterfront to the downtown and we believe it will become a major focal point in the town.”
Connect2 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.
This year, Connect2 will invest more than $600,000 to support 21 projects across the province. All projects will be completed by the end of March 2019.
For more information about Connect2, visit http://www.novascotia.ca/sustainabletransportation .