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SmartTrip Program

SmartTrip helps employers and their staff to consider alternative and sustainable commuting options by providing the tools and information needed for success.

  1. conduct an employee commuter survey
  2. signing of the Memorandum of Understanding
  3. Evaluation of the survey results and establish baseline of travel behaviour and measure changes
  4. determine best options to explore
  5. implement programs

SmartTrip Membership Fees:

# Employees

First-Year Fee

Subsequent Annual Fee

Subsequent-Year Fee
as % of First-Year Fee





























2,001 or more




Why join SmartTrip?

  • Studies demonstrate that employees who use alternative commuting options are more likely to arrive on time and be more relaxed and clear-minded than single occupancy vehicle commuters.
  • Additionally, employees who are satisfied with their commutes are more likely to remain with an employer, keeping retention levels high.
  • In today’s competitive HR market, a company that provides flexibility and access to various commuting options is seen as a more attractive workplace.
  • Less demand for employee parking will free up spots for customers and visitors and potentially lead to reduced parking needs.

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SmartTrip in the Community

SmartTrip Community is a community based program that is designed to encourage residents to choose sustainable transportation options like cycling, walking, taking transit and carpooling. SmartTrip Community uses a combination of special community events, a challenge, and opportunities for hands-on experience with sustainable modes of transportation to promote eco-friendly transportation choices.

Events and activities include: Transportation Fair, bike rides and safety sessions, and free bicycle rentals right in your community! Also look for: SmartTrip in the Workplace, Active and Safe Routes to School and Making Tracks Cycling for Kids.

community cyclingWhy should households get involved?

Many of us would like to stay fit and save money by getting around on foot, bike or transit more, but the realities of everyday life make this a challenge. SmartTrip Community provides members of your household the opportunity to make more healthy and eco-friendly transportation choices. Through SmartTrip Community you will have the opportunity to engage municipal officials and neighbours in discussions about ways to improve access to sustainable forms of transportation in your community!






SmartTrip Schools

FamilyActive & Safe Routes to School (ASRTS) is a comprehensive approach to increasing the use of active transportation by children and youth, and making it safer for them to do so. Active transportation means any non-motorized mode such as walking, cycling, in-line skating, skateboarding, scootering, wheelchairing, cross-country skiing, canoeing, etc.

The Active & Safe Routes to School vision is a Nova Scotia where walking, cycling or using other forms of active transportation is a popular and safe choice made by children, youth and their families for the trip to school and other places kids go.

It fosters community cohesion and produces safer, calmer streets and neighbourhoods for active transportation.

Active & Safe Routes to School in Nova Scotia is part of the Canadian Active & Safe Routes to School Partnership, a national group working to increase the number of school-aged children who travel to school using active, sustainable and safe modes of transportation

Safe Routes to School

What's Happening/Events

Car Free Day - September







Commuter Challenge - June 5-11, 2016

Commuter ChallengeGive your Car a Day off!!! 

Take one of the these modes to work - Ride your Bike, Work from Home, Start a Carpool, TakeTransit, Use your Feet. 

Halifax was excited to be part of the 2015 National Commuter Challenge. 

In 2015, Halifax was ranked as the #1 City in the category of cities with a population between 250,000 - 500,000.  Halifax had 41 businesses/organizations and 800+ employee participats in the 2015 Commuter Challenge!

CONGRATULATIONS TO: ZEDEVENTS - great productions!! 2015 Commuter Cup Winner

If you drive to work alone this is your opportunity to put on your walking shoes, get your bike out of the garage, discover public transit, connect with a carpool buddy or plan to telework.  Register today at to win the Commuter Cup and daily prizes.

Log your healthier commute during Commuter Challenge week held every June and see your impacts.  Measure your calories burned, kilometres and fuel costs saved or emissions reduced. Sign up now at – and the Commuter Cup could be yours.

Happy, Healthy and Safe Commuting! 



Bike Week - (last week May- first week June)

Halifax Bike Week aims to celebrate, educate and increase participation in all types of cycling throughout the region. It's an exciting community driven event encouraging people of all ages and abilities to get outside and be more active.


The following reports are in To PDF Acrobat Tips .pdf format

TDM Functional Plan
Active Transportation Plan
Regional Parking Strategy

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