Almon Street Bike Lane

Planning is underway to add bike lanes and sections of shared-lane pavement markings on Almon Street to enhance safety and to continue the implementation of a network of bicycle routes in the municipality.

Halifax aims to increase the transportation options available to its residents and support the development of communities that are healthy places to live. In support of these broad council priorities, the municipality is proposing to add bike lanes and shared lane facilities on the entire 1.8 km length of Almon Street.

A report will be submitted to Regional Council in early summer 2017 to seek approval for the recommended option and the lanes and markings would be added during a street resurfacing project taking place in summer 2017.

The width of Almon Street changes and can be divided into three segments. The type of bicycle facility being considered depends on the segment. The following are the current and proposed options:

Segment of Almon Street
Current
Proposed
Gottingen Street to Agricola Street
Two travel lanes and one side of on-street parking
Two travel lanes that have “share the lane” bicycle markings and one side of on-street parking. No separate bicycle lane.

Agricola Street to Dublin Street

Two travel lanes and two sides of on-street parking
Two travel lanes, two bicycle lanes, and one side of on-street parking
Dublin Street to Connolly Street

Two travel lanes and two sides of on-street parking
Two travel lanes, two bicycle lanes, and no on-street parking
Connolly Street to Connaught Avenue
Two travel lanes and two sides of on-street parking
Two travel lanes that have “share the lane” bicycle markings, no on-street parking. No separate bicycle lane.

Planning is underway to add bike lanes and sections of shared-lane pavement markings on Almon Street to enhance safety and to continue the implementation of a network of bicycle routes in the municipality.

Halifax aims to increase the transportation options available to its residents and support the development of communities that are healthy places to live. In support of these broad council priorities, the municipality is proposing to add bike lanes and shared lane facilities on the entire 1.8 km length of Almon Street.

A report will be submitted to Regional Council in early summer 2017 to seek approval for the recommended option and the lanes and markings would be added during a street resurfacing project taking place in summer 2017.

The width of Almon Street changes and can be divided into three segments. The type of bicycle facility being considered depends on the segment. The following are the current and proposed options:

Segment of Almon Street
Current
Proposed
Gottingen Street to Agricola Street
Two travel lanes and one side of on-street parking
Two travel lanes that have “share the lane” bicycle markings and one side of on-street parking. No separate bicycle lane.

Agricola Street to Dublin Street

Two travel lanes and two sides of on-street parking
Two travel lanes, two bicycle lanes, and one side of on-street parking
Dublin Street to Connolly Street

Two travel lanes and two sides of on-street parking
Two travel lanes, two bicycle lanes, and no on-street parking
Connolly Street to Connaught Avenue
Two travel lanes and two sides of on-street parking
Two travel lanes that have “share the lane” bicycle markings, no on-street parking. No separate bicycle lane.