News release

Government Supports Sustainable Transportation in Shelburne

Shelburne residents will have a new bicycle lane with support from the province's sustainable transportation grant program, Connect2.

Acting Energy Minister Mark Furey announced today, Nov. 2, $50,000 for the Town of Shelburne to develop a bicycle lane along Water Street.

“We know that people are more likely to cycle when there is good infrastructure in place,” said Mr. Furey. “This project will help residents of Shelburne access the downtown shops and services, without getting in their cars.”

The bicycle lane will connect to historic Dock Street, which is a multi-use street with a low speed limit.

“The Town of Shelburne is the fastest growing community in southwestern Nova Scotia,” said Mayor Karen Mattatall. “With the assistance of Connect2, we are improving our cycling infrastructure for residents of all ages.”

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 support about 22 projects across the province. All projects will be completed by the end of March.

For more information about Connect2, visit novascotia.ca/sustainabletransportation.

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Acting Energy Minister Mark Furey announced today (November 2nd) the Town of Shelburne will receive fifty-thousand-dollars to develop a bicycle lane along Water Street.

The funding comes from the province’s sustainable transportation grant program, Connect2.

Mr. Furey says this project will help residents of Shelburne access the downtown shops and services, without getting in their cars.

For more information about Connect2, visit the sustainable transportation website.

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