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Government Supports Sustainable Transportation in the Annapolis Valley

Posted on August 21, 2018

Annapolis Valley residents will be encouraged to lace up their sneakers or ride their bicycles through activities supported by the province’s sustainable transportation grant program, Connect2.
Kings South MLA Keith Irving, on behalf of Energy and Mines Minister Derek Mombourquette, announced today, Aug. 21, $37,500 for two projects that will encourage active transportation.

“Sometimes, it’s just a matter of getting the word out about all the options people have to get around their community, without using a car,” said Mr. Irving. “These projects help Valley residents make healthier choices and address climate change by reducing emissions from transportation.”

PBJ Design will receive $15,000 to raise awareness about active transportation options in the Annapolis Valley, while the Town of Kentville will receive $22,500 to develop an active transportation plan and build capacity.

“The Active Transportation Plan will guide our municipality over the next 10 to 15 years as we work to make it more accessible and enjoyable to walk and wheel in our community,” said Rachel Bedingfield, director, Parks and Recreation, Town of Kentville. “The plan will guide our work in the areas of infrastructure, connectivity, policy, education and promotion.”

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 .