North End-West End Bikeways

North End and West End ‘AAA’ Bikeway Connections

The municipality is planning for the implementation of two new 'all ages and abilities' (AAA) bikeway connections on the Halifax peninsula:

  • North-end bikeway between Africville Lookoff Park and Cogswell Street
  • West-end bikeway between Windsor Street and West End Mall/Mumford Transit Terminal

The term ‘AAA’ refers to bicycle facilities that are more comfortable, convenient and safe for people of ‘all ages and abilities’ (for example, for people who currently are uncomfortable bicycling on Halifax streets). ‘AAA’ bicycle facilities are crucial to attracting new riders to our cycling network.

For the most part, the connections are envisioned to be made by ‘local street bikeways’ where bikes and cars share the road on streets with low traffic volumes and speeds. Treatments to make the bikeways safer may include traffic calming, traffic diversion and treatments to facilitate the crossing of major streets. However, some parts of the proposed route may require protected bike lanes or multi-use pathways to make the connection. Some of the options being considered impact the amount of on-street parking and some of them do not.

The project will also apply a ‘complete streets’ approach to consider design features that benefit all road users, including people walking and taking transit.

The 'all ages and abilities' (AAA) North End-West End Bikeways project is aligned with recommendations from the Integrated Mobility Plan and the 2014-2019 Active Transportation Priorities Plan. Incorporation of ‘AAA’ bikeway facilities in the north end and west end of Halifax presents an opportunity to improve the core cycling network on the Halifax Peninsula for all users.

UPDATE Dec. 21, 2018

Thank you to everyone who participated in the October 23 and October 25 public engagement sessions and online survey hosted from October 26 to November 16. The survey is now closed.

The ‘What We Heard’ Report summarizing public feedback from the open house sessions and online survey is now available at link below. In addition, a ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ handout for the North End and West End Bikeways can be found below:

LINK TO WHAT WE HEARD REPORT
LINK TO NORTH END FAQ
LINK TO WEST END FAQ

Staff and currently using this feedback to refine route options and determine a preferred design for each bikeway route. A targeted round of engagement with abutting residents will take place in the early Spring 2019 with an additional opportunity to provide feedback and shape the neighbourhood-level design.

Recommendations will be submitted to Community Council and then to Regional Council for approval in Fall 2019. If approved, the projects will go to designed design. Construction would be completed alongside road resurfacing in phases between 2020 and 2022.

If you have any questions about this project or would like more information, please contact Siobhan Witherbee, Active Transportation Planner at withers@halifax.ca(External link).

North End and West End ‘AAA’ Bikeway Connections

The municipality is planning for the implementation of two new 'all ages and abilities' (AAA) bikeway connections on the Halifax peninsula:

  • North-end bikeway between Africville Lookoff Park and Cogswell Street
  • West-end bikeway between Windsor Street and West End Mall/Mumford Transit Terminal

The term ‘AAA’ refers to bicycle facilities that are more comfortable, convenient and safe for people of ‘all ages and abilities’ (for example, for people who currently are uncomfortable bicycling on Halifax streets). ‘AAA’ bicycle facilities are crucial to attracting new riders to our cycling network.

For the most part, the connections are envisioned to be made by ‘local street bikeways’ where bikes and cars share the road on streets with low traffic volumes and speeds. Treatments to make the bikeways safer may include traffic calming, traffic diversion and treatments to facilitate the crossing of major streets. However, some parts of the proposed route may require protected bike lanes or multi-use pathways to make the connection. Some of the options being considered impact the amount of on-street parking and some of them do not.

The project will also apply a ‘complete streets’ approach to consider design features that benefit all road users, including people walking and taking transit.

The 'all ages and abilities' (AAA) North End-West End Bikeways project is aligned with recommendations from the Integrated Mobility Plan and the 2014-2019 Active Transportation Priorities Plan. Incorporation of ‘AAA’ bikeway facilities in the north end and west end of Halifax presents an opportunity to improve the core cycling network on the Halifax Peninsula for all users.

UPDATE Dec. 21, 2018

Thank you to everyone who participated in the October 23 and October 25 public engagement sessions and online survey hosted from October 26 to November 16. The survey is now closed.

The ‘What We Heard’ Report summarizing public feedback from the open house sessions and online survey is now available at link below. In addition, a ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ handout for the North End and West End Bikeways can be found below:

LINK TO WHAT WE HEARD REPORT
LINK TO NORTH END FAQ
LINK TO WEST END FAQ

Staff and currently using this feedback to refine route options and determine a preferred design for each bikeway route. A targeted round of engagement with abutting residents will take place in the early Spring 2019 with an additional opportunity to provide feedback and shape the neighbourhood-level design.

Recommendations will be submitted to Community Council and then to Regional Council for approval in Fall 2019. If approved, the projects will go to designed design. Construction would be completed alongside road resurfacing in phases between 2020 and 2022.

If you have any questions about this project or would like more information, please contact Siobhan Witherbee, Active Transportation Planner at withers@halifax.ca(External link).

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    West End Bikeways - Survey

    Thank you for participating in this survey about the West End Bikeways between Windsor Street and West End Mall/Mumford Transit Terminal. Your input is an important part of the design process. 

    Your survey responses will be used to help refine route options and design treatments. Recommendations will be submitted to Community Council and then to Regional Council for approval. Construction would be completed alongside road resurfacing in phases between 2019 and 2022.

    The survey will remain open and email submissions accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, November 16, 2018. 


    Thank you for participating in this survey about the West End Bikeways between Windsor Street and West End Mall/Mumford Transit Terminal. Your input is an important part of the design process. 

    Your survey responses will be used to help refine route options and design treatments. Recommendations will be submitted to Community Council and then to Regional Council for approval. Construction would be completed alongside road resurfacing in phases between 2019 and 2022.

    The survey will remain open and email submissions accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, November 16, 2018. 



    For more information or questions about the event, please contact Siobhan Witherbee, Active Transportation Planner at withers@halifax.ca.

    Take Survey
  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    North End Bikeways - Survey

    Thank you for participating in this survey about the North End Bikeways between Africville Look Off Park and Cogswell Street. 

    Your survey responses will be used to help refine route options and design treatments. Recommendations will be submitted to Community Council and then to Regional Council for approval. Construction would be completed alongside road resurfacing in phases between 2019 and 2022.

    The survey will remain open and email submissions accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, November 16, 2018. 



    For more information or questions about the event, please contact Siobhan Witherbee,

    Thank you for participating in this survey about the North End Bikeways between Africville Look Off Park and Cogswell Street. 

    Your survey responses will be used to help refine route options and design treatments. Recommendations will be submitted to Community Council and then to Regional Council for approval. Construction would be completed alongside road resurfacing in phases between 2019 and 2022.

    The survey will remain open and email submissions accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, November 16, 2018. 



    For more information or questions about the event, please contact Siobhan Witherbee, Active Transportation Planner at withers@halifax.ca.

    Take Survey