WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 27, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The Department of Transportation announced today that the City of Phoenix’s Grand Canal Bike and Pedestrian Improvements Project has been awarded a $10.3 million grant by the department’s National Infrastructure Investments or TIGER VII Discretionary Grant Program.
The funding will help the Project to complete canal trails and street crossings for walking and cycling over about 8 miles of the Grand Canalscape. It will also provide important connections to bus and light rail lines as well as to the region’s growing pedestrian and bicycle network.
Congressman Ruben Gallego sent a letter in July to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx in support of the City of Phoenix’s grant application.
Congressman Ruben Gallego issued the following statement:
“The Grand Canalscape project will provide Phoenix residents with a safer means of walking or biking to work or to school. It will also link members of economically-challenged communities to nearby schools, employment centers, and to vital services including hospitals and medical centers.
“I want to congratulate the City of Phoenix on receiving this significant award, which will allow it to make great strides toward improving cyclist and pedestrian infrastructure and safety.”