Macdonald Bridge Bikeway Connector
The Macdonald Bridge Bikeway provides a key connection for cycling between Halifax, Dartmouth, and beyond. Accessing the bikeway from either side of the harbour, however, can be challenging for many. Some of the current challenges include long, steep climbs and busy streets and intersections approaching the Macdonald Bridge. The municipality wants to make it possible for people of all ages and abilities to access the Macdonald Bridge Bikeway. To improve this crucial connection, the Bridge Bikeway Connector project includes a flyover ramp from North Street to the bridge, 3.5 km of bicycle facilities on North Street and Wyse Road, and safety improvements at intersections on both the Halifax and Dartmouth sides of the bridge.
Staff are working with a project manager to oversee this project and have obtained a signed Memorandum of Understanding with Halifax Harbour Bridges. Detailed design will begin in winter 2019 and new bicycle facilities for the Dartmouth side are targeted for 2019. Bicycle facilities on the Halifax side, along with a bicycle facility on North Street and improvements at the North and Gottingen Street intersection could be complete as early as 2020. To read the full staff report on the implementation of the Macdonald Bridge Bikeway Connectors project, click here.