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Government Supports Sustainable Transportation on South Shore

Government is supporting sustainable transportation projects in New Ross and Lockeport that will help connect community hubs and promote active living.

Lunenburg MLA Suzanne Lohnes-Croft, on behalf of Energy Minister Michel Samson, announced support through the province’s sustainable transportation grant program, Connect2.

“Projects like these connect more than just roads, they connect people to communities, and to one another,” said Ms. Lohnes-Croft. “Safe, accessible footpaths promote active living, and strengthen our communities.”

Government is providing $15,670 to the Municipality of the District of Chester for a footpath that connects New Ross School to the heritage museum and learning complex at New Ross Farm.

“We’re thrilled to partner with the province on the New Ross School to Farm Connector,” said Gordon Tate, active living and transportation co-ordinator for the Municipality of the District of Chester. “This new footpath will connect students at the New Ross School to brand new, state-of-the-art facilities at New Ross Farm, safely and easily. It’s an asset to this community.”

Ms. Lohnes-Croft also announced a $2,500 grant to the Lockeport Loop Business Association to support an eco-park and walk project. New signs, a printed map, and new online content will help raise awareness of public parking facilities and local walking and biking paths in the town.

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, visit http://novascotia.ca/sustainabletransportation/ .

Source: Release

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