Nov
6
2020

Active Transportation Fund Calling for Year Two Applicants

The Active Transportation Fund (AT Fund) was announced in late 2019 as part of the Sustainable Transportation Action Plan.  

The AT Fund helps build new walking and bike paths, install paved road shoulders and better connect existing walking and cycling trails to improve and grow PEI’s active transportation network.

The AT Fund is part of a five-year program that will provide $5 million per year for active transportation projects across PEI.

 “Year one of the fund has been a success. We had 22 project applicants. It’s good to see communities across the Island create more opportunities for Islanders to live healthy, active lifestyles and to support human-powered transportation instead of always using a vehicle."

- Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy Minister Steven Myers. 

In addition to the AT Fund projects, other 2020 work completed or ongoing includes the Hillsborough Bridge active transportation corridor and 34km of paved road shoulders across the Island.

Communities, groups and municipalities are encouraged to apply for 2021 project funding before December 4, 2020.

To apply or learn more, visit  Apply to the Active Transportation Fund.

Media Contact: 
Jill Edwards 
Senior Communications Officer
Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy
jedwards@gov.pe.ca 

Backgrounder

Project list

City of Charlottetown         
Multi-use asphalt AT trail alongside the Charlottetown Perimiter Highway, from Murchison Lane to Kensington Road.

Town of Cornwall    
Asphalt AT Trail from North River Roundabout through to Terry Fox Sports Complex

Town of Three Rivers 
Great Trail Extension Project – Georgetown

Town of North Rustico         
Walking trail through greenspace in North Rustico

Town of Stratford         
Sidewalk and bike lanes extended from Upper Tea Hill Crescent to Georgetown Rd. (widened road shoulder, grass median and sidewalk)

City of Charlottetown         
Rapid Rectangular Flashing Beacon Crosswalk system

Abegweit First Nation              
Internal trail connection to the Confederation Trail

Town of Three Rivers         
New sidewalk starting at intersection of Queens Road and Macintyre Avenue ending at Connelly Street 

City of Charlottetown           
Multi-use pathway on Beach Grove Rd.

Town of Souris            
Sidewalk along MacPhee Avenue

Town of Cornwall         
Lighting installation along Main Street AT trail    .

Town of Cornwall         
Mercedes Drive Extension - branch of AT connecting Main Street Corridor with Hillside Meadows Subdivision.    

Town of Cornwall    
Two Asphalt Trails branching off Mercedes Drive Trail - connects trail to Town of Cornwall and sidewalk on John St., which will connect to Hyde Pond and Terry Fox Sport Complex.

Cycling PEI
Cardigan Trail system  

Cycling PEI    
Solar light pole at entrance to the Cardigan Trail system 

Cycling PEI    
Trail development at the Bonshaw Hills Trail System 

City of Summerside         
Two-way bike lane on Greenwood Drive from Pope Road to Credit Union Place

Town of Alberton         
Installation of sidewalks as well as replacement/repair of broken sidewalks for a total of 1031 meters of new sidewalk on the streets of Alberton

Lennox Island First Nation        
Site plan, visuals and tendering package for the Lennox Island Greenscape Project.    

Town of Souris
Sidewalk along MacPhee Avenue     

Rural Municipality of Miltonvale Park
Installation of benches and bike repair stations along Confederation Trail, and installation of bike racks at community hall

Trout River Environmental Committee Inc.
Reopening Riverbend Trail

Town of Stratford
Design phase - Keppoch Road AT Asphalt Pathway

General Inquiries

Department of Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy
3rd Floor, Jones Building
11 Kent Street,
P.O. Box 2000,
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-368-5100
Fax: 902-368-5395

Highway Safety/Access PEI Inquiries: accesspeicharlottetown@gov.pe.ca

Road-Related Inquiries: roads@gov.pe.ca

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DeptTIE@gov.pe.ca

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