Yearly Active Transportation Grants

Community associations in HRM play a significant role in operating and maintaining over 60% of the HRM’s Regional AT network (outside the Regional Centre), especially on Provincial owned lands. They are continuing to expand the network as well as promote and educate the public about walking and cycling. 

Active Transportation (AT) Grants Program recognizes the value of volunteer organizations in meeting HRM’s AT objectives by supporting their work with matching funds. Below is a list of grants awarded in 2021-2022 for each category:  

2021 -2022 AT Capital Grants Recipients Description of Capital Proposals awarded Capital Grants Awarded by HRM
2021 -2022 AT Capital Grants Recipients Description of Capital Proposals awarded Capital Grants Awarded by HRM
Atlantic View Trail Association Trail concept connecting from the Atlantic View Trail near Lawrencetown Beach to the MacDonald House $11,000
Sackville Lakes Park and Trails Association Sackville Lakes Provincial Park : Great Beech Hill Trail (2.7 to 2.9km corridor from Junction of Sackville Lakes Park trail head and Great Oak Trail to Junction of Cobequid Road and Lakeside Road - Phase 1: Base Clearing and Preparation for Construction $27,000
Sackville Rivers Association Sackville Greenway ‐ Section A Functional Plan: 3.5 KM connection starting from Fultz House Museum at 33 Sackville Drive following Sackville Drive to 12 Mile Lane – Gates of Heaven Cemetery and then following the Little Sackville River (on the Halifax Water right-of-way) to Sackville Cross Rd, from there following the HRM sidewalk to just west of CIVIC 659 on Old Sackville Rd $25,000
2021 -2022 AT Capital Grants Awarded Total $63,000
2021 -2022 AT Re-Capitalization Grants Recipients Description of Re- Capitalization Proposals awarded Re-Capitalization Grants Awarded by HRM
2021 -2022 AT Re-Capitalization Grants Recipients Description of Re- Capitalization Proposals awarded Re-Capitalization Grants Awarded by HRM
B.L.T. Rails to Trails Association Reinstate 4 kms of the BLT Rails to Trail, between Glengarry (KM5) to the Cranberry Lake Bridge (KM9) to accessibility and safety standards as per current HRM and Provincial guidelines $17,500
Cole Harbour Park and Trails Association Reinstate 4 kms of the BLT Rails to Trail, between Glengarry (KM5) to the Cranberry Lake Bridge (KM9) to accessibility and safety standards as per current HRM and Provincial guidelines $107,000
Engineering design to support the SMT embankment work $6,000
Reinstate signage project on various AT corridors $500
Musquodoboit Trailway Association Musquodoboit Trailway: Truss Bridge Recapitalization Study: Hire engineering services to develop an Engineering study: Detailed structural analysis of truss bridge, detailed design and drawings of repair details, construction support, field review of repairs (and contingency). $15,000
SATA Trails Society Gaetz Brook Greenway: Culvert Engineering Inspection and Replacement Plan: Hiring engineering services to inspect two box culverts, assess requirements and costs, work with the Department of Environment to determine a replacement plan and develop tender documents $14,500
2021 -2022 AT Re- Capitalization Grants Awarded Total $160,500
2021-2022 AT Maintenance and Operations Grant Recipients AT Facility Awarded
2021-2022 AT Maintenance and Operations Grant Recipients AT Facility Awarded
Atlantic View Trail Association Atlantic View Trail $8,637.50
Carroll’s Corner Community Centre Carroll’s Corner Mastodon Trail $4,000.00
Cole Harbour Parks & Trails Association Cole Harbour Heritage Park- Heritage Trail, Salt Marsh Trail, Shearwater Flyer $11,960.00
Friends of First Lake Society Glen Slauenwhite AT Trail $10,000.00
Musquodoboit Trailways Association Musquodoboit Trailway $8,396.00
SATA Trails Society Gaetz Brook Greenway $7,493.00
Sackville Lakes Parks & Trails Association Second Lake Provincial Park – AT corridors $215.00
Sackville Rivers Association Bedford Sackville Connector $3,674.00
St. Margaret’s Bay Area Rails to Trails Association St. Margaret’s Bay Area Rails to Trail $10,000.00
2021-2022 AT Maintenance and Operations Grants Awarded Total $64,375.50
2021-2022 Spring- Summer AT Education and Promotion Grant Recipients Proposal Description HRM’s Awarded Grant
2021-2022 Spring- Summer AT Education and Promotion Grant Recipients Proposal Description HRM’s Awarded Grant
Cole Harbour Parks and Trails Association (CHPTA) Safe and Informed Active Transportation: Promote the continued use of Salt Marsh Trail, Shearwater Flyer and Heritage Trails by building a Trail Steward program and organize informal open houses and facilities pop-up events $1,040
Dalhousie Office of Sustainability Active Transportation for All: Create and execute a communications campaign encouraging and promoting the use of active transportation options by groups not traditionally represented in this space (BIPOC, those with accessibility needs); Host safe cycling workshops $750
Ecology Action Centre Easyride: encourage the transportation mode share from single occupant vehicles to electric bicycles for employees within the HRM $2,000
Making Tracks: A Leader in Every School- delivers safe cycling and pedestrian program to ages 8 and up and trains free of charge Making Tracks Leaders (MTLs) to ensure that communities have local AT champions and easy access to safe cycling education programming $2,415
Community Cycling Activation Program (Pop-Up Bike Hub): new program aiming to expand cycling opportunities and resources to under-served communities in the Halifax Regional Municipality. The program is centered around the Pop-Up Bike Hub – a mobile DIY bike repair trailer: providing access to bike tools, basic repairs, and safe cycling education programing $9,845
Friends of First Lake Society Stewardship program: professional printing of educational "rack cards" for distribution along the AT trail as well as an online promotion via social media and a community clean-up day with students from Sackville High School $999.33
Halifax Cycling Coalition Urban Cycling 101 Course: Online and hands-on practical course dedicated to teaching skills for cycling in an urban setting $5,314.93
Maritime Race Weekend Association Summer Warriors: Help sedentary people become more active, challenge them to start walking or running within their community instead of using their vehicles (walk to friends, run to the store); encourage participants to shift from recreational walking and biking to utilitarian walking and biking $2,500
SATA Trails Society Stewardship program: create, print and distribute Gaetz Brook Greenway promotional brochures to stakeholders in Porters Lake and surrounding communities on the Eastern Shore to increase support and volunteering; promote the value of active living moving through AT $1,000
Women Addressing Violence on the Eastern Shore (WAVES) Walking with WAVES: monthly moonlit women's walks on the Gaetz Brook Greenway; develop safe practices and comfort in using the trail, support an increase in activity and in using active transportation in the community, provide education and awareness regarding trail usage $989
2021-2022 Spring- Summer AT Education and Promotion Grants Awarded Total $30,602.26