The Blue Route is rolling out into HUB Communities across Nova Scotia
This fall Bicycle Nova Scotia launches the 2nd Phase of the Blue Route HUBS project, with Port Hawkesbury as the first confirmed location. The HUBS project works with communities to develop plans for a complete active transportation (AT) network throughout the local area. While the Blue Route has focused on cycling infrastructure on provincial roads … Read More
Fall River Bike Lane to Add New Piece of the Blue Route
Last Tuesday, Halifax Regional Council approved the addition of bike lanes to a 1.5km section of Fall River Road as part of the Fall River Water Service Extension project. The project is expected to be complete in the spring of 2018. The bike lanes factor into plans for the River-Lake Greeway, which will connect Dartmouth, … Read More
Nova Scotia’s Blue Route geared towards tourism for cyclists
(The following article appeared in the Chronicle Herald on Nov 29, 2017) With its winding, coastal roads, world-famous views and breathtaking landscapes both seaside and inland, Nova Scotia can be a cyclist’s dream. But without increased accessibility and awareness, it’s difficult to take full advantage of it. Inspired by Quebec’s renowned Route Verte, Nova Scotia’s … Read More
Bicycle Nova Scotia Celebrates Quadrupling of Blue Route with Addition of Destination Trails in 2017
The ribbon cutting of a new trail between Wolfville and Grand Pré National Historic Site on Saturday October 14th marked the completion of the 110km Harvest Moon Trailway (Grand Pré – Annapolis Royal) and a brought the Blue Route provincial cycling network to a new total length of 437km. The Harvest Moon Trailway joined the … Read More
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