Bridgewater Blue Route Hubs Project
The Blue Route Hubs Project is a collaboration between Bicycle Nova Scotia (BNS) and several communities throughout the province, including the Town of Bridgewater. We launched the project to help communities evaluate their potential to develop cycling routes that make residents of all ages and people with disabilities feel comfortable cycling in their community. We want to encourage active transportation throughout the province by supporting efforts to build safe and convenient bike routes. There are three phases of project planning and you can learn more about the project phases for the Town of Bridgewater below.
Phase 1: Identify key bicycle network corridors
We worked with the Bridgewater community to identify several routes that are the top priorities for cycling infrastructure improvements. These connected routes are designed to provide a basic bike network that is immediately functional and can act as the spine of the network for future growth.
READ THE REPORT: Phase 1 – Bicycle Network Planning Report (Bridgewater)
Phase 2: Route Selection
We worked with community residents, planners, advisory committees, and stakeholders to select one of the routes to advance into the concept design stage. Together, we selected Empire Street in Bridgewater based on a combination of its overall importance and feasibility of implementation in the near term.
READ THE REPORT: Phase 2 – Route Selection Report (Bridgewater)
Phase 3: Concept Design
In Phase 3 we prepared conceptual design options for a bike route on Empire Street. Our designs consider traffic conditions and the existing use of the right-of-way. We then selected the preferred design option for refinement and cost estimation.
READ THE REPORT: Phase 3 – Concept Design Report (Bridgewater)