King City, Ontario, June 18, 2021— Investing in active transportation helps Canadians get around in faster, cleaner and more affordable ways. Pathways and trails for cycling, walking, hybrid e-bikes and scooters, and wheelchairs gives everyone the opportunity to get out, get active, and access public transportation.
Today, Hon. Deb Schulte, Member of Parliament for King Vaughan, Hon Stephen Lecce, Member of Provincial Parliament for King Vaughan; and His Worship, Mayor Steve Pelligrini, announced joint funding for an active transportation infrastructure project in the Township of King.
The Government of Canada is investing $156,173.60 to make enhancements to Station Trail through the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The Government of Ontario is contributing $39,043.40 to this project.
The project will improve the trail from King Road to the King City Go Transit Station by upgrading the existing limestone pathway to asphalt and adding light fixtures to a 1.3 kilometre section of the trail. The project will increase the overall safety and accessibility of the trail.
"Canadians deserve using safe paths and trails to get around. It’s a great way to stay healthy, enjoy nature, and it is good for the environment. By improving trail access to the King Go Transit Station, today’s announcement will mean improved access to transit and more people biking and walking outdoors in King.”
Hon. Deb Schulte, Member of Parliament for King Vaughan and Canada’s Minister of Seniors.
“Our government will modernize and upgrade the King City GO, with a focus on making the station more accessible and commuter friendly. This investment will better connect residents with King’s only transportation hub, and encourage more walking and cycling to and from the GO. This is yet another demonstration of our commitment to protect the environment and improve the quality of life for families, seniors, and workers.”
Hon. Stephen Lecce, Member of Provincial Parliament and Ontario’s Minister of Education
“On behalf of council and residents, I’d like to thank the Federal and Provincial governments for another significant investment in improving the quality of life in King Township. The trail improvements come at an opportune time as they align with our recently passed Active Transportation Strategy which calls for the implementation of new and upgraded sidewalks, multi-use pathways, paved shoulders and off-road trails.”
His Worship Steve Pellegrini, Mayor of the Township of King
Investing in COVID-19 Community Resilience
Canada Healthy Communities Initiative
Investing in Canada: Canada’s Long-Term Infrastructure Plan
Investing in Canada Plan Project Map
Federal infrastructure investments in Ontario
Canada’s First National Active Transportation Strategy
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