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HRM Mountain Bike Strategy Survey

Have your voice heard! The popularity of mountain biking worldwide has grown exponentially in recent years. Various municipalities in Atlantic Canada have recognized this opportunity and have devoted resources to develop purpose-built sustainable mountain bike trails, infrastructure, and related education/programs. Out of a report to Halifax Regional council in 2019, a volunteer committee has formed to develop a comprehensive Mountain Bike Strategy that aims to provide guidance to the municipality and other stakeholders. Data from this survey will be used for the development of this strategy and the advancement of mountain biking locally. No personal or individual information will be collected in this survey. To Participate: Fill out the survey HERE by July 31, ...

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HRM Bicycle Networks in Jeopardy

Anybody who rides a bicycle knows the challenges of riding in traffic. You might start your trip on a local street or a rural road, but sooner or later (usually sooner) you hit a busy arterial, speedy highway, or difficult intersection. Although seasoned riders can often cope with high traffic speeds and volumes, for most riders this can be a major deterrent to cycling. As long as riders have to contend with and behave like cars (which they are not), cycling’s tremendous potential will be held back.   Streets Designed for All Ages and Abilities Changing attitudes about our transportation system has led to new planning and design ideas that recognize the limitations of mixing cars and bikes and seek ways to disentangle them. ...

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Cycling Etiquette

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 a prize draw with ...

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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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