A new trail system in Bridgewater will connect a neighbourhood to a park, a sports field and businesses.
Business Minister Mark Furey, on behalf of Energy Minister Michel Samson, announced today, Sept. 11, that the Generations Active Park Connector will receive funding from the province’s sustainable transportation grant program, Connect2.
“I am proud of the progress the Town of Bridgewater is making to build a more sustainable, active community,” said Mr. Furey. “This project is a great example of how partnerships, local leadership and community support result in better infrastructure in our neighbourhoods and offer opportunities for healthier living.”
The project will link the Glen Allan subdivision to the Generations Active Park, the LaHave Sportsfield Complex, the Centennial Trail and businesses in Bridgewater. Government is providing $17,500, complementing the Town of Bridgewater’s $17,500 contribution and ongoing work to improve a baseball field, a dog park, the trail loop and other park features.
“A lot of our work on sustainability happens through partnerships. This funding from the province is going to help us create an important sustainable transportation link in our town,” said Bill McInnis, deputy mayor for the Town of Bridgewater. “By creating a trail loop we can connect and promote active living and local businesses to residents and visitors.”
Connect2, launched in May, aims to create and promote active transportation options for trips of two kilometers 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 novascotia.ca/sustainabletransportation/ .