Blue Route signs up in Windsor & Hantsport

Have you seen the new Blue Route signs up in Windsor and Hantsport?

Cycling Nova Scotia, together with the Province of Nova Scotia and West Hants Regional Municipality, are excited to announce the opening of a new 12km section of the Blue Route on newly paved shoulders from Hantsport to the Windsor town line along Trunk Highway 1! The segment continues along a shared roadway ending at the King Street Extension in Windsor (see map below). The route offers beautiful views along the Avon River. This new section of Blue Route was supported by the Province of Nova Scotia and the Government of Canada.

The Blue Route is a province-wide project to create a continuous 3,000+km network of cycling infrastructure. By developing safe, well-connected cycling routes, the Blue Route will make it easier for Nova Scotians to get around the province by bike.

Route selection was based on priorities such as connecting communities and destinations, availability and accessibility of services along the route, scenic views, incorporating existing routes, coordination with local and regional plans such as active transportation plans, existing conditions or feasibility of infrastructure upgrades, and providing a diversity of route types to accommodate a broad range of users. The route incorporates input from meetings and consultations held with stakeholders around the province over the past ten years.

Keep your eyes open for an upcoming community ride celebration to be announced later this summer.

Let the Blue Route signs guide you, and the good times roll!



Route Signage Photos (click to enlarge)