The Government of Canada invests in the Oakville Crosstown Trail

Khalsa Gate to Sixteen Mile Creek

Today, Pam Damoff, Parliamentary Secretary to the  Minister of Public Safety and Member of Parliament for Oakville North-Burlington, and Allan Elgar, Councillor, Town of Oakville, announced a federal investment of more than $1 million to upgrade the Crosstown trail in Oakville. 

This investment will enable the widening and paving of a four kilometre section of the Crosstown Trail from Khalsa Gate to Sixteen Mile Creek. Pedestrian crossings will be installed at all roadway crossings to ensure better safety, and new signage will improve wayfinding for users of the trail. Additional amenities will include the installation of rest areas with accessible benches and bike racks. 

“Investing in active transportation infrastructure is vital to ensuring residents have safe and modern ways to travel. I have proudly been advocating for active transportation infrastructure since my time on Oakville Town Council. The upgrades to the Oakville Crosstown Trail will make it easier for residents to gather, be active, and enjoy travelling within and exploring the community. Investments like this make our communities better places to live, work and play.”

Pam Damoff, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety and Member of Parliament for Oakville North-Burlington

The upgraded Crosstown Trail will help promote healthy lifestyles and physical activity within the community by offering residents a safe alternative to walk, bike or roll to their destinations. Part of Oakville’s nearly 60 kilometres of heritage trails, the Crosstown Trail runs east to west along the natural gas pipeline between Upper Middle Road and Dundas Street, from Bronte Creek Provincial Park to Ninth Line. 

Funding announced today contributes to Canada’s National Active Transportation Strategy by supporting activities that will help expand networks of pathways, bike lanes, trails and pedestrian bridges. By investing in infrastructure, the Government of Canada is growing our country’s economy, building resilient communities, and improving the lives of Canadians. 

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