Grand Forks is cycling its way to lower GHG emissions
The City of Grand Forks recently created a Sustainable Community Plan and it taking steps to promote non-motorized transportation in the community.
The City of Grand Forks is taking the initiative to green its community and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by promoting alternative forms of transportation.
The city has created 6 km of multi-purpose paths to connect existing paths. There will also be cycling facilities linking recreation and major city centres, and linking to the Trans Canada Trail.
Grand Forks is encouraging park use and upgraded a city park with more lighting, pathways, a cycling route, an efficient irrigation system, and heat exchanges in the bathrooms.
The City applied for funding from the Integrated Community Sustainability Planning Program, a provincial initiative, to support the creation of a Sustainable Community Plan. The plan incorporates long-term Smart Growth Strategies such as the creation of walkable neighbourhoods and increasing existing urban density.