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HRM/TRAX Hires First Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator

(Monday, February 25/2002)-- Halifax Regional Municipality has appointed its first Bicycle/Pedestrian Co-ordinator, thanks to a unique partnership between the municipality and the Ecology Action Centre.

Wayne Groszko has been hired to help improve conditions for walking and bicycling in HRM. His hiring was made possible through a cost-sharing agreement between HRM and the TRAX (Transportation Halifax) project of the Ecology Action Centre.

Wayne is originally from Calgary, and has lived in Halifax for the past nine years. He holds degrees from the University of Calgary and Dalhousie University, and has contributed to designs for proposed bikeways and pathways for the past four years.

Councillor Sheila Fougere, Chair of the HRM Bikeways Task Force, welcomed the appointment, saying "Wayne's background and experience will be tremendous assets to the municipality in helping us to develop safe, user-friendly bike and pedestrian routes throughout the region."

Alexandra Fischer, of the TRAX Project, is equally optimistic: "Increasing the level of walking and cycling will go a long way toward improving the health of HRM residents, as well as reducing air pollution".

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Councilor Sheila Fougere
(902) 452-3209

Wayne Groszko
(902) 490-6693

Alexandra Fischer and Stephanie Sodero
TRAX Project, Ecology Action Centre
(902) 429-0924

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