Blue Route News

Funding for Blue Route in Antigonish, Kentville and Port Hawkesbury

The Blue Route will be taking a big step forward in Nova Scotia towns in the next few years, with funding from the federal, provincial and municipal governments. For the past few years, Bicycle Nova Scotia has been working with municipalities across the province on the Blue Route Hubs project, to complete bike network plans … Read More

New Glasgow Blue Route Hubs Phase 1 & 2 Public Engagement Survey

Public Engagement Survey Now Open People who cycle in New Glasgow will have more opportunities to ride safely in the coming years. Working with Bicycle Nova Scotia, the Town of New Glasgow is planning a network of safe, convenient cycling routes that will be comfortable for people of all ages and people with disabilities. As … Read More

Port Hawkesbury Receives Funding to Connect the Blue Route

On Thursday June 18th 2021, $3 million of government funding was announced that will connect the Blue Route through Port Hawkesbury. All three levels of government will be contributing to this project, which is being funded through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure plan. Over the past year, Bicycle Nova Scotia … Read More

Port Hawkesbury Enters Phase 3 of Hubs Project

Over the past year, Bicycle Nova Scotia (BNS) has been working on plans for a network of bicycle routes that will provide a safer and more well-connected environment to move about Port Hawkesbury by bicycle. Through the first two stages of this project, take the survey today! Survey closes May 14th, 2021.

Port Hawkesbury’s Cycling Network Plan

As part of the Blue Route Hubs Project, Bicycle Nova Scotia has recently completed a network plan for Port Hawkesbury which links the Blue Route through Town, and connects residents of Port Hawkesbury with the places they need to go everyday. This work is also being done in Wolfville and New Glasgow, and network plans … Read More

Tell us about transportation in New Glasgow

Help shape the future of transportation in New Glasgow by answering our survey! Bicycle Nova Scotia, with funding from the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage and the Department of Energy and Mines, will be working with 3 communities in Nova Scotia this year to help develop a network of safe cycling infrastructure to help … Read More

Feedback Required on Proposed Bicycle Network In Port Hawkesbury

Help shape the future of transportation in Port Hawkesbury by answering our survey! Bicycle Nova Scotia and the Town of Port Hawkesbury have been working together to develop a network of safe cycling infrastructure for the Town, using input from the initial event and survey, topographic and traffic data. Bicycle Nova Scotia is proposing a … Read More

The Blue Route is rolling out into HUB Communities across Nova Scotia

This fall Bicycle Nova Scotia launches the 2nd Phase of the Blue Route HUBS project, with Port Hawkesbury as the first confirmed location. The HUBS project works with communities to develop plans for a complete active transportation (AT) network throughout the local area. While the Blue Route has focused on cycling infrastructure on provincial roads … Read More

Fall River Bike Lane to Add New Piece of the Blue Route

Last Tuesday, Halifax Regional Council approved the addition of bike lanes to a 1.5km section of Fall River Road as part of the Fall River Water Service Extension project. The project is expected to be complete in the spring of 2018. The bike lanes factor into plans for the River-Lake Greeway, which will connect Dartmouth, … Read More

Nova Scotia’s Blue Route geared towards tourism for cyclists

(The following article appeared in the Chronicle Herald on Nov 29, 2017) With its winding, coastal roads, world-famous views and breathtaking landscapes both seaside and inland, Nova Scotia can be a cyclist’s dream. But without increased accessibility and awareness, it’s difficult to take full advantage of it. Inspired by Quebec’s renowned Route Verte, Nova Scotia’s … Read More