Blue Route Hubs
The Blue Route Hubs Project aims to link residents to the places they want to go by walking, rolling, or cycling, and connect the provincial Blue Route cycling network to community centres across the province. By working with the community, plans are created for a network of safe cycling infrastructure that allows locals and visitors to travel to the places they most want to visit by bike. We are focusing efforts in communities linked to the Blue Route to advance Nova Scotia’s provincial cycling network.
The Blue Route Hubs Project has three goals:
- Develop an active transportation network plan that will contribute to a more equitable, healthy, and sustainable future for residents.
- Engage residents to ensure that the network adds value to the community and improves transportation options.
- Connect the Blue Route into the town to provide easy access to local businesses and attractions for cycling tourists.
2018/19 – Partners
In 2018/19 we worked with three municipalities on Nova Scotia’s South Shore to develop cycling network plans. Additionally, we worked with several partners on a Blue Route Hubs Project in Antigonish. These plans are now complete. Learn more about the plans for each community by clicking on the links below.
In 2020/21 we worked with the Towns of Wolfville, Port Hawkesbury, and New Glasgow to develop cycling network plans and concept designs. Click on the links below to learn more about the planning process for these communities and what phases the projects are in currently.
In 2021/22 we are working with the Town of Middleton and Town of Annapolis Royal. Work on the Round 3 Blue Route Hubs Projects began in October 2021. Stay tuned for opportunities to share your feedback about active transportation infrastructure in Middleton and Annapolis Royal with Bicycle Nova Scotia’s Active Transportation Planner. Click on the links below to learn more about the planning process.
Blue Route Hubs Project Supporters
The Blue Route Hubs Project is a Bicycle Nova Scotia (BNS) initiative funded and supported by the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources and Renewables, Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). The Department of Energy and Mines’ support enables BNS to employ a full-time Active Transportation Planner tasked with providing planning services on the project and they support project expenses.