Blue Route News

Lunenburg Pop-Up Bike Lane Project Cancelled

After concerns raised during additional consultation with the business community and the discovery of logistical requirements and additional costs arising from consultation with the Lunenburg Department of Public Works, Bicycle Nova Scotia has made a difficult decision to cancel the pop-up project. BNS believes in Lunenburg’s Comprehensive Community Plan, and that introducing cycling/active transportation infrastructure … Read More


Bike Lane Pop-up Coming to Lunenburg October 2022

On April 26th, 2022 we presented updated plans for a pop-up bike lane and pedestrian mall to Lunenburg Town Council. We first wrote about this project on the Blue Route Blog in July, 2021. We then shared in August, 2021 that a pop-up bike lane and pedestrian mall was approved by Lunenburg Town Council for … Read More


Middleton Community Bike Ride

Join us for a community bike ride in Middleton! Monday, May 2, at 5:30pm Riverside Park, Bridge Street, Middleton We are celebrating the release of the Blue Route Hubs Project Active Transportation Network Plan report. Bicycle Nova Scotia’s Active Transportation Planner will present the plan to Middleton Town Council On Monday, May 2nd at 7pm. … Read More


Blue Route Hubs Project Partner Applications Open

Seeking Project Partners 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 active transportation network plans designed for near-term implementation. We help communities make walking, rolling, and cycling … Read More


Concept Designs Released for Cycling Routes in Port Hawkesbury

Concept Designs Released for Cycling Routes in Port Hawkesbury   Port Hawkesbury, NS (March 1, 2022) – Over the past two years Bicycle Nova Scotia has been working closely with the Town of Port Hawkesbury to develop a plan for increasing active transportation infrastructure in the town. The partnership developed through the Blue Route Hubs … Read More


Launching Public Engagement in Annapolis Royal

LAUNCHING PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT IN ANNAPOLIS ROYAL In November, 2021 Bicycle Nova Scotia announced a new partnership with the Town of Annapolis Royal as a location for the next round of Blue Route Hubs Projects. Our Active Transportation Planner has been working behind the scenes since then to conduct background research so we can better understand … Read More


Launching Public Engagement in Middleton

LAUNCHING PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT IN MIDDLETON In October, 2021 Bicycle Nova Scotia announced a new partnership with the Town of Middleton as a location for the next round of Blue Route Hubs Projects. Our Active Transportation Planner has been working behind the scenes since then to conduct background research so we can better understand the local … Read More


Meet the Blue Route Staff – Alison Carlyle

Meet the Blue Route Staff – Alison Carlyle Alison Carlyle is the Blue Route Development and Cycling Advocacy Director with Bicycle Nova Scotia. Alison studied in the Environment and Business program at the University of Waterloo, where she developed a keen interest in using marketing principles to encourage positive social behaviour. She went on to … Read More


Blue Route Hubs Project Online Survey Now Open in New Glasgow

BLUE ROUTE HUBS PROJECT MOVING INTO PHASE 3 The Blue Route Hubs Project is moving into Phase 3 in New Glasgow! During Phase 3 we will be developing cross sections to show the proposed new active transportation infrastructure on the priority route. A street cross section depicts what new infrastructure would look like visually. We … Read More


Blue Route Hubs Project Expands in the Annapolis Valley

Blue Route Hubs Project Expands in the Annapolis Valley The Harvest Moon Trail winds through the Annapolis Valley from Grand Pre to Annapolis Royal, passing by quaint towns and open fields. The trail has been an open section of the provincial Blue Route cycling network for several years now. The local shops and wineries in … Read More