Port Hawkesbury 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 Port Hawkesbury. 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 Port Hawkesbury below. 

Phase 1: Identify key bicycle network corridors  

We worked with the Port Hawkesbury community to identify three 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. 

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 a cycling route on Granville Street, Sydney Road, and Pinecrest Drive based on a combination of its overall importance and feasibility of implementation in the near term.

Phase 3: Concept Design

We are currently working on Phase 3 of the project, where we will be developing a concept design for a cycling route on Granville Street, Sydney Road, and Pinecrest Drive. The final report is scheduled to be complete in fall 2021.