Blue Route News

Bike Month Feature: Jennah Barry from Famous Town Pie Shop

Written by Meghan Doucette. On a drizzly afternoon in June I sat down with Jennah Barry on the patio of her cafe, Famous Town Pie Shop. Jennah grew up in Mahone Bay and is building her business there. She travels from home to work most days by bike. We spoke about her newfound love of … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

Bike Month Feature: Alex Moore from the Lunenburg Bike Shop

Written by Meghan Doucette. On a sunny morning in June I caught up with Alex Moore outside her store, the Lunenburg Bike Shop. Alex lives on the other side of the LaHave River and cycles with her family around their community. We spoke about how she stays safe cycling on rural roads, and her ideas … Read More

Bike Month Feature: Sal Falk from the Lunenburg Barnacle

Written by Meghan Doucette. On a foggy morning in June I met up with Sal Falk by the sidewalk newspaper box where they deliver the Lunenburg Barnacle, a monthly print newspaper they co-founded. She travels from Lunenburg across the LaHave Ferry to deliver the papers to local businesses once a month. We spoke about the … Read More

Meet Cycling Nova Scotia’s Intern- Lian Vroege!

We’re excited to welcome Lian Vroege to our team here at Cycling Nova Scotia for the summer months! Lian has joined us with support from the Clean Foundation internship program and will be undertaking the role of Active Transportation Assistant. Lian is a recent graduate of the Bachelors of Community Design program at Dalhousie University … Read More

Meet Cycling Nova Scotia’s Active Transportation Coordinator: Holly Foxall!

Holly joined Cycling Nova Scotia as Active Transportation Coordinator in January 2024, and will be working on active transportation research, gathering data on AT readiness, planning the annual Bike Summit, and engaging communities in cycling throughout the province. You’ll also see Holly playing a role in supporting Cycling Nova Scotia’s advocacy work at a community … Read More

Dear: Government of Nova Scotia

The Provincial government has called on Nova Scotians to share ideas for the upcoming 2024-25 budget. This is a fantastic opportunity to let the government know how important active transportation is for Nova Scotians’ health, affordability, environment, and local economy. Physical inactivity accounts for $3.9 billion of annual health care expenditures in Canada. Investments in … Read More

Core AT Network Update: Nov 2023

A Month of Community Engagement Reflecting on a bustling month, CNS’ Active Transportation Team is thrilled to share the highlights of our journey through West Hants, Wagmatcook, and Victoria County. Survey Insights In West Hants and Wagmatcook, our survey results for the Core AT Projects are now available on our Core AT Partner page. These … Read More

Core AT Network Update: October 2023

CNS Core AT Project Update: Building Safer Communities  As we approach the end of 2023, the Core Active Transportation team at CNS is proud to announce progress in several Nova Scotia communities. Engaging Communities through Feedback Surveys Exciting strides have been made in developing visual guides for community feedback surveys in West Hants (Windsor) and … Read More