The Government of Canada invests in the Active Transportation Infrastructure of Greater Sudbury

GREATER SUDBURY, IN, December 19, 2022 /CNW/ – Today, viviane lapointemember of parliament for Sudburyand His Excellency Paul Lefebvre, Mayor of the City of Greater Sudburyannounced a federal investment of $3.35 million to support two active transportation projects.

The last 2.3 km of the Paris-Notre Dame cycle path between Wilma Street Y Van Horne Street will be built through $3.3 million investment. Work will include physically separated bike paths on both sides of the roadway and improvements to sidewalks, curbs, crosswalks, signage, lighting, furnishings, and landscaping to enhance the experience for active transit users. Completing this bike lane will transform the corridor into a more vibrant and safe streetscape that will connect residents to transit services and major destinations within the community.

Additionally, an investment of $50,000 will develop wayfinding guidelines, which will act as a toolkit for coordinated wayfinding signage and pavement markings. The project will help make it easier for residents of all ages and abilities to navigate the streets and trails available throughout the city, while promoting Greater Sudbury unique character.

By investing in infrastructure, the Government of Canada is growing our country’s economy, increasing the resilience of our communities and improving the lives of Canadians.


“Active transportation is an affordable and sustainable way to get around the community. It also provides spaces for exercise and recreational activities that help us get to know our city better. The government of Canada Investing in the Paris-Notre Dame bike path will help it realize its potential as a major transport corridor, while contributing to the development of wayfinding guidelines will help beautify the city and make active transport more enjoyable.”

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viviane lapointemember of parliament for Greater Sudbury on behalf of the Honorable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister for Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities

“Investing in infrastructure that promotes healthy lifestyle choices is an investment in the well-being of our community. These projects prioritize the safety of those who use our local roads and trails, help advance our commitment to a healthy and sustainable city, and provide one step closer to achieving our Community Energy and Emissions Plan (CEEP) goals related to low carbon transportation I want to thank our federal partners for sharing our vision and continuing to support these important projects local”.

His Excellency Paul Lefebvre, Mayor of the City of Greater Sudbury

Fast facts

  • Active transportation refers to the movement of people or goods powered by human activity, and includes walking, bicycling, and the use of human-powered or hybrid mobility aids such as wheelchairs, scooters, electric bicycles, rollerblades, etc. , snowshoes and cross-country skis. and more.

  • The Active Transportation Fund will provide $400 million for five years to support a modal shift toward active transportation, in support of Canada First National Active Transportation Strategy.

  • Municipal governments, local and regional governments, such as service districts, and indigenous organizations are eligible recipients of the Active Transportation Fund. Provinces, territories, and non-profit organizations are also eligible under specific circumstances.

  • The first general admission of applications for the Active Transportation Fund closed on March 31, 2022. Capital project and planning applications from eligible Indian grantees continue to be accepted on a rolling basis.

  • Investments provided through the support of the Active Transportation Fund Canada National Active Transportation Strategy by expanding road networks, bike lanes, trails, and pedestrian bridges, as well as supporting active transportation planning and stakeholder engagement activities.

  • Canada The National Active Transportation Strategy is the nation’s first coast-to-coast strategic approach to promoting active transportation and its benefits. The goal of the strategy is to make data and evidence-based investments to build new and expanded active transportation networks and create safe environments for more equitable, healthy, active, and sustainable travel options to thrive.

  • Active transportation infrastructure provides many tangible benefits, creating good jobs for the middle class, growing the economy, promoting healthier lifestyles, promoting equity among vulnerable Canadians, reducing air and noise pollution, and reducing emissions. of greenhouse gases. Investing in safer active transportation infrastructure is key to ensuring that people of all ages and abilities can access jobs and services and connect with their communities.

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