Active Transportation Projects Reaffirmed

Commitment to Active Transportation Projects Reaffirmed
Posted on 06/19/2020
Charlottetown Mayor Philip Brown and Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy Minister Steven Myers reaffirmed their commitment to work together, alongside the federal government, and community groups to create and sustain active transportation pathways in Charlottetown.

“One of my top priorities has always been to expand active transportation pathways in the Capital City,” said Mayor Brown. “The more opportunities we can create for residents to get around safely through the city via active transportation pathways will help us lower our carbon footprint, enhance the social fabric of our city, and promote physical activity and overall healthier lifestyles.”

The City of Charlottetown is working closely with the department of Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy to ensure that the overall plan for the active transportation pathway for the bypass considers environmental concerns, proper engineering, as well as design. The project will take place in a phased approach. Phase one of the project will see the city benefiting from the province’s Active Transportation Fund by connecting Murchison Lane with Kensington Road. Phase two of this project will extend from Kensington Road to St. Peters Road. This phase will be a part of the province’s construction of a new lane at the bypass and St. Peters Road intersection. Future phases envisage St. Peters Road connecting with Mount Edward Road and the Confederation Trail.

“Through the province's Active Transportation Fund, the City of Charlottetown will be able to access funding from a yearly pot of $5 million,” said Minister Myers. “I look forward to continuing our positive working relationship with Mayor Philip Brown, the City of Charlottetown, and other Island communities to create more sustainable transportation opportunities for Islanders.”

From June 13-20, Charlottetown is celebrating Bike Week. Residents are encouraged to use active transportation links to travel across the city. To learn more about active transportation in Charlottetown and Bike Week 2020, visit: www.charlottetown.ca