Wolfville residents and visitors will be better connected to downtown businesses with support from the province’s sustainable transportation grant program, Connect2.
Kings South MLA Keith Irving, on behalf of Energy Minister Geoff MacLellan, announced today, Sept. 7, $25,000 for the Town of Wolfville to create a trailhead for the Harvest Moon Trail with signage, bicycle racks and benches.
“Projects like this improve our neighbourhoods and help us reduce emissions by encouraging walking and cycling,” said Mr. Irving. “This will encourage users of the Harvest Moon Trail to stop in Wolfville and enjoy everything its vibrant downtown has to offer.”
The new trailhead will make it easier to walk and cycle to Main Street.
“From Annapolis Royal to Grand-Pré, the Harvest Moon Trail will connect one national historic site to another,” said Jeff Cantwell, mayor of Wolfville. “The entire Annapolis Valley will benefit, and Wolfville will be a gathering point for trail users to enjoy our growing wine, culinary and craft brewery agribusiness, allowing more people to experience this lifestyle.”
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 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.