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

Please use the SURVEY and interactive MAP below to tell us about your experience biking, walking and rolling in Dartmouth North.

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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

Please use the SURVEY and interactive MAP below to tell us about your experience biking, walking and rolling in Dartmouth North.

Paper copies of the map and survey are located at the Dartmouth North library, which is temporarily located at Farrell Hall, 276 Windmill Road.

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.

There are a few important factors for this project. Currently, the Burnside Greenway ends at John McNeil Elementary School Park. This planning project will look for a way to extend that route and connect with Wyse Road at Albro Lake Road. Connections to destinations like the schools, community centre, and transit stops should be protected and enhanced. Multiple road crossings, intersections and pathways will need improvements, phased and integrated with other roadwork.

Public Engagement

Throughout the project there will be multiple ways to engage. These will include:

  • A public survey on existing conditions
  • Opportunities to provide input at various community locations
  • Community walks (public health restrictions permitting)
  • Interviews with local community leaders
  • Temporary street treatment installations

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 Integrated Mobility Plan (IMP)

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.

  • In accordance with Section 485 of the Municipal Government Act (MGA), the personal information collected in this survey will only be used by Halifax Regional Municipality (the municipality) staff and if necessary, individuals under service contract with the municipality for purposes relating to the Dartmouth North Active Transportation Planning Project; the information will not be presented or compiled in a manner that could potentially identify any respondent. If you choose to provide your contact information, it will be used to keep you informed about future consultations on this project. If you have any questions about the collection and use of this personal information, please contact the municipality’s Access and Privacy Office at 902-943-2148 or privacy@halifax.ca.

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