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Construction begins on new 6 km active transportation route in west Sechelt

Sunshine Coast dignitaries were on hand to dig their shovels in the ground of a new active transportation route, on which construction started today.

The new route will connect West Sechelt and Kinnikinnick Elementary schools, and the six kilometres being added can be used for walking, running, and cycling.

The total project cost is $4.38 million and is being funded largely on the back of the COVID-19 Resilient Communities Grant ($3.24 million) with more coming from the BC Growing Communities Grant ($900,000) and the BC Climate Action Plan Program. The District of Sechelt only has to contribute $135,000 to the bottom line.

MLA Nicholas Simon says the trail should encourage people to choose active transportation.

“We know students, families and people of all ages will choose to get around by active transportation when there are safe sidewalks, crosswalks and paths in their neighbourhoods,” says Simon. “This is a great example of how shared planning and vision can connect schools, people and communities.”

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No timetable was given on when the project might be complete.

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