Meet Bicycle Nova Scotia’s Executive Director: Mike Todd!

Meet Bicycle Nova Scotia's first ever Executive Director!     Mike Todd is the Executive Director at Bicycle Nova Scotia.  Mike studied Kinesiology at Dalhousie University and went on to coach High Performance Sailing for many years.  Some of his accomplishments were Sport NS Coach of the Year, obtaining a diploma from the National Coaching Institute, coaching an athlete that won 2 Youth World Championships and numerous athletes who won countless National and North American Youth and senior championships.   Over the years, Mike has also worked within both the non-profit and entrepreneur communities and the lessons learned in these experiences have helped shape his ability to work with BNS to help drive the organization forward.   In his free time, Mike enjoys family time with ...

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Meet the Blue Route Staff! Katherine MacLellan, Active Transportation Planner

Meet the Blue Route Staff!     Katherine MacLellan (she/her) is the Active Transportation Planner and Designer at Bicycle Nova Scotia. Katherine studied International Development at Saint Mary’s University, which peaked her interest in built form. She received her Master of Planning at Dalhousie University, where she developed a passion for complete community design, and transportation planning. When she graduated from grad school, her first job was working for the Halifax Regional Municipality with the Active Transportation Team. This opportunity was a gateway to pursuing a specialization and opportunities in Active Transportation. While working with the AT Team, Katherine gained a better understanding of the process, barriers, and opportunities for supporting and promoting active transportation in communities - and looks forward to ...

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Meet the Blue Route Staff! Brittney MacLean, Director of Blue Route Development and Cycling Advocacy

Meet the Blue Route Staff!     Brittney MacLean (she/her) is the Director of Blue Route Development and Cycling Advocacy with Bicycle Nova Scotia. Brittney is a graduate of the Bachelors of Community Design, Honors Urban Design program at Dalhousie University, which is where she developed a keen interest in how community planning and public space design can be used to encourage social behaviors that lead to healthier, happier, more connected communities. Brittney spent the last nine years as an urban planner with the Halifax Regional Municipality where she found great reward working on projects that focused on the growth of the municipality while fulfilling community needs and visions. Walking and cycling grew to be a large part of her life during ...

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JOIN US! The Infrastructure & Advocacy Committee is Seeking Members

The Infrastructure and Advocacy Committee (IAC) supports the Bicycle Nova Scotia Board of Directors by providing oversight to the Development of the Blue Route, creating relevant policy, guiding decisions on route changes, setting the agenda for the provincial Blue Route committee and guiding advocacy efforts. The IAC guides and supports the development of the Blue Route by: Developing and modifying Blue Route related policy Guide decisions involving changes to proposed Blue Route and specifics regarding opening the Blue Route Reviewing 5 year paving plans and identifying opportunities improving bicycle conditions Designing new or modifying current positions as needed Support advocacy efforts at the provincial level to commit a timeline and budget for completing the Blue Route Setting agendas for IAC ...

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Welcome to the New Blue Route News Page!

Our Blue Route website is currently undergoing construction, so in the meantime we will be sharing all Blue Route related updates here. You can still access project information and past news updates on that page in the meantime. Keep an eye out here for updates regarding upcoming Blue Route openings, updates on our Core AT Networks projects (formerly named the HUBS project), and information regarding upcoming events. We also encourage you to subscribe to the Blue Route mail list to stay up to date with all things Blue Route! Happy ...

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