Today, the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance and Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre, and Mike Yargeau, Mayor of Penhold, announced a joint federal and municipal investment of more than $1.5 million to support active transportation in the Town of Penhold.
With this funding, the town will improve existing trails and construct new connections at 13 locations to enhance connectivity. Other additions to the network include a new footbridge, lighting, and crosswalks throughout the community, as previously identified in the town’s 2016 Active Transportation Plan. As the town continues to grow, we are ensuring residents can get where they need to go in a sustainable way.
Funding announced today supports Canada’s National Active Transportation Strategy by expanding networks of pathways, bike lanes, trails and pedestrian bridges, in addition to supporting active transportation planning and stakeholder engagement activities.
By investing in infrastructure, the Government of Canada is growing our country’s economy, increasing the resiliency of our communities, and improving the lives of Canadians.