Blue Route News

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

New Blue Route Open- Pugwash to Wallace!

Cycling Nova Scotia, together with The Provincial Department of Public Works and the Municipality of Cumberland, are excited to announce the opening of a new section of the Blue Route from Pugwash to Wallace along Gulf Shore and Ferry Roads! The Blue Route is a province-wide project to create a continuous 3,000km network of cycling … Read More

Reasons to Ride

Riding a cycle can have many more benefits than you may think! From being cost-efficient to improving your sleep, cycling has many perks. We’ve compiled four reasons why you should cycle more.   Health Cycling is an easy way to bring physical activity into your daily life. Riding a cycle has been shown to build … Read More

Collision Safety & What To Do If You’ve Been In An Accident

While cycling collisions or crashes are rare, they can happen, and we want you to be prepared. This post will focus on ways to avoid accidents, common collision types, and what you should do if you are in a crash.  How to increase your safety as a cyclist:  Be visible Bright colours are great and … Read More