The Hollis Street bicycle lane is being upgraded to create an “all-ages-and abilities” (AAA) cycling connection through downtown Halifax. This is the first phase of implementing the Downtown Bikeways plan, which was approved by Council in April 2019. This project also advances the Integrated Mobility Plan goal of creating a connected network of AAA bicycle routes in the Regional Centre.
This is an overview of what is changing on the street.
The Hollis Street facility will be a one-way protected bicycle lane on the west side of the street, with a wide buffer, pre-cast concrete curb and flexible bollards to separate bicycle and vehicle traffic. Green pavement markings will highlight areas of potential conflict at intersections and busy driveways.
Halifax Transit provides service on Hollis Street between George Street and Terminal Road with Routes 90 and 29. Where the bicycle lane intersects with transit stops, a shared bike-lane-bus-stop treatment will be installed. Though designed as an interim structure for Hollis Street, this treatment will function similarly to the shared bike-lane-bus-stops constructed on South Park Street in 2019.