Meadville Awarded $30,000 State Grant to Improve Walking and Biking, says Brooks

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) Wednesday announced the City of Meadville has been awarded a $30,000 grant through the WalkWorks program to develop an active transportation plan with improved walking and biking opportunities, according to Sen. Michele Brooks (R-50).

“Our municipalities need to focus their limited resources on construction, maintenance or improvement projects, so this additional funding helps local governments engage in the larger planning process,” Brooks said. “I was happy to support the city’s application, as this grant will help them maximize investments in local transportation and infrastructure projects.”

Connecting the city to the Ernst Trail is a long-term goal that could be advanced with the use of the grant to develop an active transportation plan.

The city’s active transportation plan will align with the themes of the statewide active transportation plan, which include enhancing safety; connecting walking and bicycling networks; improving public health and increasing economic mobility.

CONTACT: Adam Gingrich, 717-787-1322

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