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Do Your Part to “Shape Your City”

HRM is asking residents to share their ideas about priorities for the 2017 Budget. An online forum and budget allocator tool is now open at Shape Your City. Let’s tell Councilors that it’s time to invest in bicycle networks that are safe, well connected, and work for everybody!   Good bicycle networks are relatively small municipal investments that have big benefits. Safe, practical networks open up a healthy, affordable, green and convenient form of transportation for people of all ages and abilities. Networks connecting trail and pathway systems provide accessible multipurpose recreational facilities.   Bicycling isn’t just good for us; it’s good for our cities. Other jurisdictions are taking note: Calgary and Edmonton are just the latest Canadian cities making headlines for rapid construction ...

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Ride to Remember Loresa Makonin

The Halifax Cycling Coalition and Bicycle Nova Scotia will be holding a memorial ride for Loresa Makonin on October 24, 2015 at 10:00am. Makonin was killed in a collision with a propane truck on October 7th, becoming the second person to be killed by riding a bicycle in the last two years. The ride will celebrate Makonin’s life and recreate part of her final bicycle ride. The event is also intended to express positive support for better bicycle infrastructure, policy and education in Halifax. For those who wish to join, we will be meeting at the Sobey’s parking lot, 297 Herring Cove Road. https://cyclehalifax.ca/2015/10/loresa-makonin-memorial-ride/

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Blue Route to Launch on August 6th in Pictou!

Blue Route Overview The Blue Route provincial cycling network will connect Nova Scotia’s communities through designated cycling routes on secondary highways with paved shoulders, low traffic volume roads, hard surfaced trails, and city streets. The concept of the Blue Route is based on the award winning Route Verte in Quebec, which brings in upwards of $200M in tourism revenue each year and is seen as one of the best active transportation networks in the world. Once completed the Blue Route comprise a ~ 3000km network of signed bicycle routes, connecting riders with communities across the province. The Launch of the Blue Route The first segment to launch connects Pictou to East Mountain (Bible Hill) along segments of the provincial road ...

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Bicycle Nova Scotia Launches Senior “Women on Wheels” Cycling Project

For Immediate Release June 25th, 2015 Halifax, NS_ Bicycle Nova Scotia is excited launch a program that will focus on building the bicycle skills of senior women in Nova Scotia. Over the summer and early fall of 2015, BNS will be working in 5-8 communities across Nova Scotia to encourage senior women to bicycle with the goal of establishing weekly rides. “It is a wonderful opportunity for women who already bicycle to build confidence in their cycling skills,” says Project Coordinator, Lynne Pascoe. “We are also focused on encouraging women who have not bicycled in the past to join in, have fun and become comfortable with cycling as a form of exercise and building community.” Bicycle Nova Scotia’s goal is ...

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Proposed Hollis Street Bicycle Lane In Halifax

Hollis Street Bicycle Lane Update   Final details are being formalized as the municipality prepares for the installation of a much-anticipated bicycle lane along Hollis Street. Residents are invited to drop in and discuss the new proposal with city staff at an open house on Thursday, April 30 2015 from 12-2 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. at 1546 Barrington Street, Suite 104 (Downtown Halifax Business Commission). Public consultation took place last summer on the proposed bicycle lane and several good suggestions were provided to municipal staff. Many of those suggestions are being incorporated into the final design. Those suggestions include:   The bicycle lane is now proposed to be on the left (east) side of Hollis Street and will include a 0.6m ...

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