Halifax’s Active Transportation program aims to help residents bicycle, walk and use other “human powered” ways to move. Encouraging Active Transportation promotes personal health and recreation, helps manage congestion, reduces emissions and supports municipal objectives for efficient land use.
Halifax is helping residents use active modes for both recreation and commuting by building new active transportation greenways, sidewalks and on-road bicycle facilities. See the HRM Bike and Greenway Map for details on our expanding Active Transportation network.
Halifax also supports education and awareness projects to encourage more residents to get active and promote safety. Look for Bike Week each June and check out our information on Crosswalk Safety and on how bicycles and motor vehicles can share the road. We also offer the SmartCycle program.
Making Connections, Halifax’s five year active transportation priorities plan was approved by Regional Council in 2014. This plan identifies the projects and inititives that the municipality will pursue through to 2019 to increase walking and bicycling. Regional Council first approved the Active Transportation Functional Plan in 2006.
Making Connections: 2014-19 Halifax Active Transportation Priorities Plan was approved by Regional Council on September 9, 2014. The Plan outlines the approach that the municipality will take to attract more residents to walking and bicycling for the next five years. For more information and links to all the plan maps please visit the Active Transportation Plan page.
Check out the HRM Bike Map. Get your online copy here. Hard copies are available at HRM Customer Service Centres and Recreation Centres.