Halifax to benefit from improved pedestrian and cycling network

August 08, 2019
By Newswire
August 8, 2019, Halifax - The mayor of Halifax announced $25 million in joint funding for the Halifax Regional Centre All Ages and Abilities Bikeway Network.

This network is a key part of Halifax's Integrated Mobility Plan and includes the completion of a 30-kilometre system of bicycle and pedestrian pathways. The project will improve the capacity of the area's active transportation system, enhance the physical condition and accessibility of the pathways. These improvements help build more livable, vibrant and sustainable communities.

The Government of Canada is contributing $12.5 million under the Public Transit Infrastructure stream of the Investing in Canada plan, the Government of Nova Scotia is contributing $8.25 million, and the Government of the Halifax Regional Municipality is contributing $4.25 million.

"Cities that care about the environment and the everyday activities that help make residents healthier, happier, and connected are places that draw and keep residents. This bikeway is a critical part of the municipality's Integrated Mobility Plan and our goal to move 30 percent of residents' local travel to walking, cycling and transit by 2031," said Mike Savage, mayor.

Andy Fillmore, member of parliament for Halifax said, "Safer and more flexible transportation options like bike lanes will transform the way Haligonians live, move, and work. By supporting the Halifax Regional Centre All Ages and Abilities Bikeway Network, the federal government is helping build a greener, more inclusive and enjoyable Halifax for everybody."

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