Blue Route News

AT Connection Study: Chain of Lakes Trail to Halifax Peninsula

Last fall, Bicycle Nova Scotia and HRM with funding support from the Department of Energy Connect 2 program commissioned a planning study for an active transportation connection between the Chain of Lakes Trail and the proposed Halifax Peninsula Bicycle Network. The recommendation in the WSP report outlines a feasible route and demonstrates that closing a … Read More

2016 Blue Route Announcement!

Please join Bicycle Nova Scotia at the Wolfville Farmer’s Market on June 3rd to celebrate exciting news in the development of the Blue Route provincial cycling network. The Honourable Scott Brison and several others will be on site to make an important announcement from the Government of Canada. BNS and our Blue Route partners want … Read More

Thank you for your support!

BNS want to send out a BIG thank you to everyone who joined in celebrating the Blue Route launch last Thursday in the Town of Pictou. The sun was shining and it felt amazing to be riding the first segment of our provincial cycling network with a crowd of over fifty people. Special thanks as … Read More

Blue Route to Launch on August 6th in Pictou!

Blue Route Overview The Blue Route provincial cycling network will connect Nova Scotia’s communities through designated cycling routes on secondary highways with paved shoulders, low traffic volume roads, hard surfaced trails, and city streets. The concept of the Blue Route is based on the award winning Route Verte in Quebec, which brings in upwards of … Read More

Groups look for ways to grow bicycle culture in Nova Scotia

The number of cyclists in Nova Scotia is increasing, with more people choosing to bike to work or get out on the bicycle for an afternoon ride. But the infrastructure around the province is slow to keep up. This article, written by the Chronicle Herald, looks at some of the challenges and some of the … Read More

Some sweet rides on cycling map

We have been seeing some great articles in the news lately about cycling tourism across the country, and most recently the launch of the new cycling maps for Nova Scotia. I know that we have been noticing an increase in cycling tours and individual riders along the South Shore in the last few years and … Read More

Insiders share Nova Scotia’s best bike routes with cycling tourists

In 2014, Bicycle Nova Scotia put together a project to find some of the best cycling routes in Nova Scotia and put them together into a series of maps. Five different maps were created for around the province, highlighting the various regions and their unique attributes. Read the full story.

Shifting into gear: tips for cycling to work

Cycling to work is a growing trend, but there are lots of barriers to getting started if it isn’t part of your daily routine. This article, which appeared in the Chronicle Herald, looks at the bicycle commuting, some of the challenges in getting started, and how to best prepare yourself if you are looking to … Read More

Blue Route timeline

The following dates outline the history of the Blue Route project in chronological order: 2006 – The concept of a province-wide network of bikeways was initially discussed at the first annual Nova Scotia Bicycle Summit in 2006, held in Cape Breton and hosted by Velo Cape Breton 2007 – Following a year of casual inquiry, … Read More