Core Active Transportation Networks Project Blog: June Update

Welcome back to the Core AT Networks Project! We’ve had a bustling month filled with exciting developments, community engagements, and forward strides in our mission to enhance active transportation in Nova Scotia. Here’s a detailed look at what we’ve been up to:

Focus Group Success in Queens

This month marked a significant milestone as we completed our first focus group sessions across the Regions of Queens. These sessions were crucial in drafting the conceptual ideas for the Core AT Networks Project. Embracing the idea of multiple networks, we are excited to announce the launch of three smaller Core AT Network projects in the vibrant communities of Caledonia, Greenfield, and Liverpool. If you’re in the Queens region, stay tuned for upcoming engagement events where you can share your insights and ideas!

Progress in Berwick and Westville

Our project partners in the towns of Berwick and Westville are nearing the end of the first phase of network planning. The final round of community engagement will take place over the long weekend, gathering essential feedback from residents. We anticipate that our engagement and network reports will be ready by the end of July, summarizing the valuable input from community members.

Exciting News from Wagmatcook

In a thrilling development, we have issued our first-ever Request for Proposals (RFP) for engineering firms to collaborate with us on design and costing work in Wagmatcook. This partnership is a significant step forward, and we are eager to see the opportunities it will create.

Upcoming RFPs for Baddeck and Windsor

Continuing our momentum, we are preparing to release two more RFPs in early July. These will be for the Village of Baddeck (Victoria County) and the Town of Windsor (West Hants). Engineers, keep an eye out for these opportunities to contribute to our dynamic projects!

New Glasgow Designs in the Works

We are pleased to share that CNS has completed the preliminary designs for the remaining parts of the Core AT Network in New Glasgow. Our next step involves collaborating with our community partners to facilitate continued public engagement on these route designs. Although dates for these events are not yet confirmed, we will be updating our Blue Route social media channels soon. Stay tuned for information on how you can participate and provide your valuable feedback on the designs.

Join Us in Shaping the Future

As always, your support and participation are crucial to the success of the Core AT Networks Project. We are committed to creating safe, efficient, and enjoyable transportation networks, and your input plays a vital role in this journey. Keep an eye on our updates, join our events, and help us shape a better future for active transportation in our communities.

Thank you for being a part of this exciting journey with us. Stay engaged, stay active, and let’s keep moving forward together!

The Core AT Networks Team