Government is supporting two sustainable transportation projects on the Eastern Shore that will help connect community hubs and promote active living.
Kevin Murphy, MLA for Eastern Shore, on behalf of Energy Minister Michel Samson, announced today, Sept. 8, two projects receiving funding through the province’s sustainable transportation grant program Connect2.
“We are pleased to support community-led sustainable transportation projects and the people and organizations that make them happen,” said Mr. Murphy. “Infrastructure and planning work are critical stepping stones to making these projects a reality in our communities.”
Mr. Murphy announced grants for two projects today:
— $20,000 to Shore Active Transportation Association to complete the design for a greenway to connect students and parents with Gaetz Brook Junior High
— $5,600 to the MusGo Rider Co-operative to support an awareness campaign about their community transportation service
“Our organization’s founders were inspired by the opportunity to encourage our children to be more active,” said Patricia Richards, chair, Shore Active Transportation Association. “A proper greenway between Head of Chezzetcook and Musquodoboit Harbour will allow students to walk and bike to and from school and extracurricular activities.”
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 novascotia.ca/sustainabletransportation/ .