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.
In August 2017, Regional Council directed staff to implement changes that make it possible for people of all ages and abilities to access the Macdonald Bridge Bikeway. This project will include structures at either end of the Macdonald Bridge to make it easier for people to access the bikeway on the bridge. To get people to the bridge, 3.5 kilometers of AAA bikeways have been approved in Dartmouth and Halifax. The full staff report can be found here.