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Cycling in HRM

Project Planning

HRM is currently planning a number of bike and active transportation projects.  These include:

More projects will be added as the AT Plan Review process is finalized.

 

North-South Peninsula Cycling Corridor (Cross Town Connector)

windsor street bike lane concept

On June 25, 2013, Regional Council approved the
Windsor – Vernon – Seymour route  as the next segment of the peninsual
option as the first north-south cycling corridor on the peninsula. 

The staff report and recommendation are posted on the Active Transportation Advisory Committee website.

The following are links to supporting materials.

Reports and guidelines used in this project

Peninsula Cycling Network ReportPDF Tips

This report was developed by the Dalhouise University Planning and Design Centre to inform this process and the AT Plan Review. 

Professional guidelines for local street bikeways and bike lanes:

Fundamentals of Bicycle Boulevard Planning and Design PDF Tips

Portland Bureau of Transportation.

Neighborhood Greenways + Bicycle BoulevardsPDF Tips

City of Minneapolis, Design Guidelines For Bicycle BoulevardsPDF Tips

National Association of City Transportation Officials Urban Bikeway Design Guide (Bicycle Boulevard section)PDF Tips

Bikeway Traffic Control Guidelines for Canada - Second Edition (2012), Transportation Association of Canada. (Available for purchase from the Transportation Association of Canada)

Research on the impact of bike lanes to business district vitality:

The Importance of On-Street Parking to Business Vitality. A Study of Agricola Street, Halifax NSPDF Tips

Ten Principles for Rebuilding Neighborhood RetailPDF Tips

Vancouver Separated Bike Lane Business Impact StudyPDF Tips

 

Mount Hope Ave. - Woodside Ferry Terminal Connector

A design is being developed to connect the AT Greenway on Mount Hope Ave. to the Woodside Ferry Terminal and Dartnouth Harbourfront AT Greenway.  Plan Concept PDF Tips

 

Active Transportation Bridges design project

HRM, with funding from the NS Moves program is designing five AT bridges.  It is expected these would use surplus deck panels from the Macdonald Bridge redecking project. AT bridges design overview PDF Tips

 

Hammonds Plains Road bike facilities

As part of ongoing capital improvements to Hammonds Plains Road, plans are in place to widen the paved shoulder to add more space for cycling and walking. HPR Bike facility Overview PDF Tips