Blue Route News

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

Bicycle Nova Scotia Celebrates Quadrupling of Blue Route with Addition of Destination Trails in 2017

The ribbon cutting of a new trail between Wolfville and Grand Pré National Historic Site on Saturday October 14th marked the completion of the 110km Harvest Moon Trailway (Grand Pré – Annapolis Royal) and a brought the Blue Route provincial cycling network to a new total length of 437km. The Harvest Moon Trailway joined the … Read More

AT Connection Study: Chain of Lakes Trail to Halifax Peninsula

Last fall, Bicycle Nova Scotia and HRM with funding support from the Department of Energy Connect 2 program commissioned a planning study for an active transportation connection between the Chain of Lakes Trail and the proposed Halifax Peninsula Bicycle Network. The recommendation in the WSP report outlines a feasible route and demonstrates that closing a … Read More

2016 Blue Route Announcement!

Please join Bicycle Nova Scotia at the Wolfville Farmer’s Market on June 3rd to celebrate exciting news in the development of the Blue Route provincial cycling network. The Honourable Scott Brison and several others will be on site to make an important announcement from the Government of Canada. BNS and our Blue Route partners want … Read More

Thank you for your support!

BNS want to send out a BIG thank you to everyone who joined in celebrating the Blue Route launch last Thursday in the Town of Pictou. The sun was shining and it felt amazing to be riding the first segment of our provincial cycling network with a crowd of over fifty people. Special thanks as … Read More