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Wayne Long is the MP for Saint John-Rothesay. Image: Facebook/Wayne Long

Funding for Saint John Harbour Passage trails

By Regis Phillips Jan 17, 2024 | 7:16 AM

Residents will soon have increased access by active transportation to Saint John’s waterfront, shopping district and tourist destinations.

Extensions to the Harbour Passage Trail will be made with investments of nearly $1.5 million from the federal government and the City of Saint John.

The federal government is investing $813,540 in this project through the Active Transportation Fund (ATF) and the city is contributing $681,460.

Trail expansions will provide a shorter route from the city’s east side to the lower west side, making active transportation safer and more accessible for pedestrians, cyclists and users of other modes of transportation. 

The funding also added a new section in Harbour Passage referred to as the “Cove”, a mainly off-street trail connecting various sections of the city.

“Harbour Passage trails are pivotal to not only active transportation users but also as an important neighbourhood connection,” said Saint John-Rothesay MP Wayne Long.

“The Cove project will further enhance connectivity and accessibility to the Lower West side. It will help create a more sustainable trail network while fostering at the same time a healthier and more accessible community for everyone.”

Officials say expansions are set to be completed in late 2025.