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Summer is upon us and the time is right to be out on a bicycle enjoying our beautiful province. For those planning their next outing, Nova Scotia’s extensive rails to trails networks offer some of the best and most approachable bicycling experiences available for riders of all ages and abilities. These treasures have seen increased investment recently and boast better riding surfaces, wayfinding signage and amenities than ever before. Nova Scotia’s three destination trails: The South Shore’s Rum Runners Trail, Inverness County’s Celtic Shores Coastal Trail, and the Annapolis Valley’s Harvest Moon Trailway are among the most popular and well-known sections of the rails to trails system. Bridge repairs, surfacing improvements, new construction and promotion have generated big increases in ...

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Nova Scotian Cyclist Wins National Under-23 National Title

When it comes to hometown sport heroes, Nova Scotians can be forgiven if they quickly respond with Hockey Super-Star Sidney Crosby, or Colleen Jones of Olympic Curling fame. Despite our focus on Canada’s penchant for excelling in winter sports, Nova Scotia is beginning to hit well above its weight class in Cycling. On Saturday, June 23rd Halifax’s own Ed Walsh, 22 years-old, won Canada’s National U-23 Road Racing title in Saguenay, Quebec. This isn’t Walsh’s first national title. In 2014 Walsh took the top Junior Road Racing title during a National Championship race in Saint Georges de Beauce, Quebec. Since his 2014 title-win, Walsh has taken the time to hone his abilities and learn from some of the world’s best ...

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Southwest Sunday Cycle 2018

Event Details:  Southwest Sunday Cycle (15km) Meet at the Emera Oval, Halifax Common 10:30 am (sign in) 11:00am start Join us for this leisurely 15km ride exploring Halifax’s beautiful peninsula neighbourhoods. This ride is perfect for anybody who knows how to ride a bicycle and wants to enjoy a large group ride in a welcoming, social environment. We will have a police escort so that we can take the lane, ride as a group and keep stops to a minimum. The ride is open to adults and youth over 12 who are accompanied by parent/ guardian). This years ride will be ending on Halifax’s redesigned Argyle St. for the Argyle St. Block Party! Riders who register here will be entered into ...

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Have your say in Nova Scotia’s new “Traffic Safety Act”

This fall, the Nova Scotia government plans to introduce a new Traffic Safety Act to replace the out-dated Motor Vehicle Act, which has not been rewritten since the 1920’s. Bicycle Nova Scotia has been working with other partners in the province to push for changes to this legislation. Reviewing the act, we are suggesting that the public advocate for 5 changes that will have significant impact for the safety and rights of cyclists in the province.   The top 5 changes that need to be included in the new Traffic Safety Act are: Recognize and define Vulnerable Road Users under the new Traffic Safety Act Allow for a municipal council to direct their traffic authority to set speed limits under 50 km/hour, without the need to seek permission ...

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Have your say in Nova Scotia’s new “Traffic Safety Act”

This fall, the Nova Scotia government plans to introduce a new Traffic Safety Act to replace the out-dated Motor Vehicle Act, which has not been rewritten since the 1920’s. Bicycle Nova Scotia has been working with other partners in the province to push for changes to this legislation. Reviewing the act, we are suggesting that the public advocate for 5 changes that will have significant impact for the safety and rights of cyclists in the province.   The top 5 changes that need to be included in the new Traffic Safety Act are: Recognize and define Vulnerable Road Users under the new Traffic Safety Act Allow for a municipal council to direct their traffic authority to set speed limits under 50 km/hour, without the ...

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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, Fall River, and north towards Elmsdale. That route is part of plans for the Blue Route Provincial Cycling Network within HRM. Read the staff report: https://www.halifax.ca/media/58630

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