Webster and Shusterman announce grant for Upper Providence Township

HARRISBURG, Nov. 22 – State Reps. Joe Webster and Melissa Shusterman announced that Upper Providence Township was awarded a $25,000 grant for the development of active transportation plans and policies.

The funding comes through the WalkWorks program, a collaboration between the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.

Ten communities and agencies were selected for the grants. The plans will emphasize new or improved pedestrian, bicycle and/or transit systems, thereby establishing activity-friendly routes that connect residents and visitors to everyday destinations.

“We know how important it is for community members to be active, and it’s great to see Upper Providence Township taking that into consideration,” said Webster, D-Montgomery. “I’m pleased to see this funding awarded. By encouraging healthy activities through transportation planning, we can make our community a better place to live.”

Shusterman, D-Chester/Montgomery, added: “I’m grateful that our community was selected to receive these funds, as they will help bring friends, families and neighbors together. Ensuring that everyone has access to all of our outdoor recreational areas is crucial to increasing physical and mental health throughout the district. I look forward to seeing the positive impact this initiative will have on Upper Providence Township.”

More information on the grants is available here.