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 focused cycling network plans designed for near-term implementation. Our goal is to 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 are focusing 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. We are confident this work is helping municipalities learn about the fundamentals of all ages and abilities (AAA) bikeway design as well as producing exciting project recommendations that can be implemented in the near future. We believe Nova Scotia communities are benefiting from our growing capacity to provide advice on active transportation design and our ability to provide an educated voice on the subject of active transportation planning and design in Nova Scotia. 

We are looking for new municipal partners to support active transportation in your community in 2021/22. Register your interest by September 30th for consideration. 

Partner with Bicycle Nova Scotia

Set up an introductory conversation to learn more about the Blue Route Hubs project with Alison Carlyle, Blue Route Development and Cycling Advocacy Director. 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

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

Connect with our Team

Alison Carlyle, Blue Route Development and Cycling Advocacy Director

Meghan Doucette, Hubs Project Manager and Active Transportation Planner