How to Get Involved: For Towns, Municipalities, & Mi’kmaq Communities

Our Blue Route Hubs Project objective is to help Nova Scotia towns, municipalities, and Mi’kmaq communities build cycling networks that reduce traffic stress and risk for riders of all ages and people with disabilities by preparing active transportation network plans designed for near-term implementation. We help communities make walking, rolling, and cycling an attractive transportation choice by recommending changes to the built environment that incorporate best practices in active transportation planning and design guidance. We focus our efforts in communities linked to the Blue Route so that our work benefits the growth of Nova Scotia’s developing provincial cycling network.

We have found our experience and capacity development through the Blue Route Hubs Project to be incredibly productive for our partners. We are confident this work is helping partner communities learn about the fundamentals of all ages and abilities (AAA) bikeway design as well as producing exciting project recommendations that can expand transportation options for residents. We believe Nova Scotia communities are benefiting from our growing capacity to provide advice on active transportation design.

Partner with Bicycle Nova Scotia

Set up an introductory conversation to learn more about the Blue Route Hubs project with our staff. We can deliver a presentation to your municipal staff, active transportation advisory committee, or Town Council to provide an overview of how our partnership can support your municipality. 

VIEW THE PRESENTATION: Blue Route Hubs Project Introduction Presentation

Project Timeline

We are accepting applications now for projects to unfold between July, 2022 and March, 2023.

  • Accepting applications from April 8th to June 10th
  • Project kick-off meetings from July 4th to 8th
  • Phase 1 engagement report complete – August 2022
  • Phase 1 active transportation network plan report complete – October 2022
  • Phase 2 engagement report complete – January 2023
  • Phase 2 concept plan report complete – March 2023

APPLY NOW – Online Application Form (open April 8th, 2022 to June 10th, 2022)

Blue Route Hubs Project Partner Testimonial 

“I have found Bicycle Nova Scotia to be a wonderful team of highly motivated individuals that brought fresh prospective and exciting ideas to the Town of Lunenburg.  They are helping us achieve our goals of active transportation within the Town.  I cannot say enough great things about this organization and especially their staff, Alison Carlyle and Meghan Doucette.  They have created a wonderful partnership with our small Town and we are very excited for the planned “pop-up” bike lane next year.” 

Paul Bracken, Facilities Superintendent and Safety Officer, Public Works Department Town of Lunenburg

“The Town of Port Hawkesbury is very pleased to partner with Bicycle Nova Scotia over the past number of years. Their expertise, planning, and community consultation skills have been invaluable to our Town.  The focus provided to create healthy and sustainable travel options for people of all ages and abilities will benefit the Town of Port Hawkesbury, surrounding communities, and visitors for many years.” 

Terry Doyle, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Port Hawkesbury

Connect with our Team

Alison Carlyle, Blue Route Development and Cycling Advocacy Director

Meghan Doucette, Hubs Project Manager and Active Transportation Planner