Sustainable Transportation Funding in Halifax Regional Municipality

Government will help fund a new sustainable transportation project in Halifax Regional Municipality that will connect Halifax Harbour to the Trans Canada Trail.

Waverley-Fall River-Beaver Bank MLA Bill Horne, on behalf of Energy Minister Michel Samson, announced the $20,000 funding from the province’s sustainable grant program Connect2 today, Sept. 2.

“The RiverLakes Greenway project is a huge undertaking,” said Mr. Horne. “I am excited to see this part of the project move forward, it will be a very important connector for our community members.”

With a $20,000 grant from Connect2 and $60,000 from the Halifax Regional Municipality, Shubenacadie Watershed Environmental Protection Society Trails will complete a section of the RiverLakes Greenway project.

“The society is pleased that the province has chosen to support the RiverLakes Greenway Consortium in this ambitious project,” said Bob Guscott, chair of Shubenacadie Watershed Environmental Protection Society Trails. “With this funding, we will connect the Blue Hill Coach Trail to Canterbury Lane in Fall River Village. This is an important piece of the RiverLakes Greenway project.”

Once complete, the RiverLake Greenway will provide a 50 kilometre active transportation route connecting Halifax Harbour to Carrols Corner, where it will meet with the Trans Canada Trail.

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.

More projects will be announced in the coming weeks, and all will be completed by March 10, 2017.

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