Nova Scotia is on it’s way to developing cleaner, cheaper and more efficient ways of commuting throughout the province.

Heritage Minister Leonard Preyra announced the province is giving more than $275,000 to sustainable transportation projects through the Nova Scotia Moves Sustainable Transportation Grant Program.

Of that, $25,000 is going toward getting a couple of wheelchair-accessible vans for Car Share Halifax.

“If you want a van, you can book it and get to your event on time,” said President of Car Share Pam Cooley. “Renting a van offers more freedom than a taxi or access-a-bus.”

Another recipient is Dalhousie University’s DalTRAC program, which has received $55,000 toward developing a community-based Share the Road awareness campaign.

“We’ll use the money for pilot projects in Halifax, Pictou County and Chester,” said Assistant Professor Ahsan Habib. “This takes a huge amount of investment, and it’s not always easy for communities to come up with their own research and consultation.”

Other projects include the Ecology Action Centre’s Tiny Travel program, which will study a pilot toddler daycare travel initiative, HRM designs for pedestrian and bicycle friendly bridges, and more.