Dartmouth North Active Transportation Planning Project

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The municipality is planning street upgrades and repairs in Dartmouth North. This planning project will help ensure these upgrades improve road safety and accessibility for all road users, and reflect what the community would like to see.

The goals of the Dartmouth North Active Transportation Planning Project are to:

  • Identify pathway and street improvements for walking and biking in Dartmouth North
  • Design a bicycle route that connects the Burnside Greenway to Wyse Rd at Albro Lake Rd

The street improvements and design will be informed by public feedback to consider:

  • How to improve street accessibility for all ages and abilities
  • Where pedestrians and cyclists feel unsafe around car traffic
  • Where the streets could be narrowed to provide more green space and/or slow car traffic
  • Which routes are most travelled by pedestrians and cyclists
  • Key destinations in and near Dartmouth North that could have improved connections
  • Other street changes that the community would like to see

Public Engagement

The first round of public engagement occurred throughout late summer, 2021. Based on this public feedback, we developed three priority cycling routes through Dartmouth North.

Route 1 (BLUE): Farrell St Walkway-Farrell St-Victoria Rd-Primrose St-Crystal Dr-Leaman Dr

Route 2 (GREEN): Farrell St Walkway-Farrell St-Catherine St-Alfred St-Pedestrian Overpass-Brule St-Pinecrest Dr-Crystal Dr-Farthington St-True North Cres

Route 3 (PINK): Albro Lake Rd-Victoria Rd-Highfield Park Dr

We are now ready to share what's possible and seek public feedback to help determine:

  • what type of improvements or street features would be best along these routes (eg. crosswalks, speed humps, multi-use pathways, more green space, etc)
  • which route can best improve connections between key destinations

In addition to planning a cycling route, we are also interested in hearing community recommendations for other improvements to your local streets.

We will be providing the following opportunities to participate in public engagement:

Drop-In Public Consultation Sessions:

Dartmouth North Library (105 Highfield Park Drive)
*NOTE: Proof of vaccination is required at the library

Nov. 27, 10 a.m. -12 p.m.

Nov. 30, 6 -8 p.m.

Drop-In Community Walks:

Dec. 4 (rescheduled from Nov 27, due to rain)

1 p.m. Leave Highfield Drive Tim Hortons (Route 3)

2 p.m. Leave Farrell Street Park (Route 2)

3 p.m. Leave John MacNeil Elementary (Route 1)

Virtual Presentations:

Nov. 29 | 12 - 1 p.m.

Dec. 1 | 12 - 1 p.m.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW WEBINAR RECORDING

Public Survey:

Paper copies will be available at the Dartmouth North Library between Nov. 26 – Dec. 19

The online survey will be available below between Nov. 26 – Dec. 19

Given current COVID-19 restrictions, in-person events such as pop-ups and community walks are tentative and we will keep this page updated as the project progresses.

Background

The Dartmouth North Active Transportation Planning Project is part of a municipal plan to connect communities, and make neighbourhoods more comfortable places to bike, walk or roll.

The Integrated Mobility Plan (IMP) intends to improve the transportation links between residents and their communities, and active transportation (AT) options are an important component. The IMP focuses on creating connected, healthy, affordable and sustainable travel options, and provides direction to create infrastructure like sidewalks, pathways, transit options and road changes.

What is Active Transportation?

Active transportation (AT) is about providing comfortable spaces for people to bike, walk or roll. Promoting AT involves both infrastructure (explained below) and programs. Good active transportation networks make it easier to travel around the city without a car, which can improve access within a community or to regional shops and services, as well as many other benefits.

What is AT Infrastructure?

Active transportation infrastructure usually refers to sidewalks, bike lanes, multi-use pathways, trails and local street bikeways. AT is enhanced when it includes complete street elements such seating, signage, green space, or public art. The infrastructure on a street shapes how it’s used.

The municipality is planning street upgrades and repairs in Dartmouth North. This planning project will help ensure these upgrades improve road safety and accessibility for all road users, and reflect what the community would like to see.

The goals of the Dartmouth North Active Transportation Planning Project are to:

  • Identify pathway and street improvements for walking and biking in Dartmouth North
  • Design a bicycle route that connects the Burnside Greenway to Wyse Rd at Albro Lake Rd

The street improvements and design will be informed by public feedback to consider:

  • How to improve street accessibility for all ages and abilities
  • Where pedestrians and cyclists feel unsafe around car traffic
  • Where the streets could be narrowed to provide more green space and/or slow car traffic
  • Which routes are most travelled by pedestrians and cyclists
  • Key destinations in and near Dartmouth North that could have improved connections
  • Other street changes that the community would like to see

Public Engagement

The first round of public engagement occurred throughout late summer, 2021. Based on this public feedback, we developed three priority cycling routes through Dartmouth North.

Route 1 (BLUE): Farrell St Walkway-Farrell St-Victoria Rd-Primrose St-Crystal Dr-Leaman Dr

Route 2 (GREEN): Farrell St Walkway-Farrell St-Catherine St-Alfred St-Pedestrian Overpass-Brule St-Pinecrest Dr-Crystal Dr-Farthington St-True North Cres

Route 3 (PINK): Albro Lake Rd-Victoria Rd-Highfield Park Dr

We are now ready to share what's possible and seek public feedback to help determine:

  • what type of improvements or street features would be best along these routes (eg. crosswalks, speed humps, multi-use pathways, more green space, etc)
  • which route can best improve connections between key destinations

In addition to planning a cycling route, we are also interested in hearing community recommendations for other improvements to your local streets.

We will be providing the following opportunities to participate in public engagement:

Drop-In Public Consultation Sessions:

Dartmouth North Library (105 Highfield Park Drive)
*NOTE: Proof of vaccination is required at the library

Nov. 27, 10 a.m. -12 p.m.

Nov. 30, 6 -8 p.m.

Drop-In Community Walks:

Dec. 4 (rescheduled from Nov 27, due to rain)

1 p.m. Leave Highfield Drive Tim Hortons (Route 3)

2 p.m. Leave Farrell Street Park (Route 2)

3 p.m. Leave John MacNeil Elementary (Route 1)

Virtual Presentations:

Nov. 29 | 12 - 1 p.m.

Dec. 1 | 12 - 1 p.m.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW WEBINAR RECORDING

Public Survey:

Paper copies will be available at the Dartmouth North Library between Nov. 26 – Dec. 19

The online survey will be available below between Nov. 26 – Dec. 19

Given current COVID-19 restrictions, in-person events such as pop-ups and community walks are tentative and we will keep this page updated as the project progresses.

Background

The Dartmouth North Active Transportation Planning Project is part of a municipal plan to connect communities, and make neighbourhoods more comfortable places to bike, walk or roll.

The Integrated Mobility Plan (IMP) intends to improve the transportation links between residents and their communities, and active transportation (AT) options are an important component. The IMP focuses on creating connected, healthy, affordable and sustainable travel options, and provides direction to create infrastructure like sidewalks, pathways, transit options and road changes.

What is Active Transportation?

Active transportation (AT) is about providing comfortable spaces for people to bike, walk or roll. Promoting AT involves both infrastructure (explained below) and programs. Good active transportation networks make it easier to travel around the city without a car, which can improve access within a community or to regional shops and services, as well as many other benefits.

What is AT Infrastructure?

Active transportation infrastructure usually refers to sidewalks, bike lanes, multi-use pathways, trails and local street bikeways. AT is enhanced when it includes complete street elements such seating, signage, green space, or public art. The infrastructure on a street shapes how it’s used.

Page last updated: 20 December 2021, 13:23