Peninsula South Complete Streets

Improvements are being considered for several streets including University Avenue, Morris Street and Robie Street (south of University Avenue).

This project will apply a "complete streets" approach to improving mobility for people travelling through the south end of the Halifax peninsula, with a focus on improving comfort, safety and convenience for people walking and cycling while also considering transit, accessibility, placemaking, urban forestry, vehicle traffic, loading, parking and other factors.

The resulting functional plan will recommend improvements to pedestrian infrastructure and new all-ages-and-abilities (AAA) cycling connections along several streets as identified in the Integrated Mobility Plan and Active Transportation Priorities Plan.

The objective for the new AAA cycling routes is to:

  • Connect the Halifax Urban Greenway to Lower Water Street, as well as Dalhousie University's three campuses and the hospitals along the way.
  • Connect University Avenue to the Saint Mary’s University campus.

The project will also establish a common design vocabulary, or “District Identity,” for University Avenue that reflects the unique character of the area and will shape any changes made to the street.

We want to hear from you as we begin to develop the plan.Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in our two public workshops. We will also be hosting several pop-up sessions where residents will have the opportunity to contribute ideas and shape the future of the Peninsula South Complete Streets project. Please consider joining us!

What do we mean by “Complete Streets”?

Complete Streets is one of the Foundational Policies of the Integrated Mobility Plan (IMP). The objective of the policy is to “meet the needs of all ages, abilities and travel modes in the design and maintenance of streets.” This is achieved through a holistic, flexible and context-sensitive approach to designing new streets or changes to existing streets.

The Complete Streets approach implements multiple design features to accommodate various combinations of transportation modes, including walking, cycling, using transit and driving. The context and intended role of a street are critical factors in establishing a Complete Street design.

To learn more about the municipality’s Complete Streets approach, check out Section 2.3 of the Integrated Mobility Plan.

Improvements are being considered for several streets including University Avenue, Morris Street and Robie Street (south of University Avenue).

This project will apply a "complete streets" approach to improving mobility for people travelling through the south end of the Halifax peninsula, with a focus on improving comfort, safety and convenience for people walking and cycling while also considering transit, accessibility, placemaking, urban forestry, vehicle traffic, loading, parking and other factors.

The resulting functional plan will recommend improvements to pedestrian infrastructure and new all-ages-and-abilities (AAA) cycling connections along several streets as identified in the Integrated Mobility Plan and Active Transportation Priorities Plan.

The objective for the new AAA cycling routes is to:

  • Connect the Halifax Urban Greenway to Lower Water Street, as well as Dalhousie University's three campuses and the hospitals along the way.
  • Connect University Avenue to the Saint Mary’s University campus.

The project will also establish a common design vocabulary, or “District Identity,” for University Avenue that reflects the unique character of the area and will shape any changes made to the street.

We want to hear from you as we begin to develop the plan.Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in our two public workshops. We will also be hosting several pop-up sessions where residents will have the opportunity to contribute ideas and shape the future of the Peninsula South Complete Streets project. Please consider joining us!

What do we mean by “Complete Streets”?

Complete Streets is one of the Foundational Policies of the Integrated Mobility Plan (IMP). The objective of the policy is to “meet the needs of all ages, abilities and travel modes in the design and maintenance of streets.” This is achieved through a holistic, flexible and context-sensitive approach to designing new streets or changes to existing streets.

The Complete Streets approach implements multiple design features to accommodate various combinations of transportation modes, including walking, cycling, using transit and driving. The context and intended role of a street are critical factors in establishing a Complete Street design.

To learn more about the municipality’s Complete Streets approach, check out Section 2.3 of the Integrated Mobility Plan.

  • How to Participate
    Thank you in advance for taking the time to participate in our two-step activity:

    Step 1: Fill out our 6-question survey to tell us who you are and how you travel around the study area. The survey should take approximately five minutes to complete.

    Step 2: Visit the Interactive Map once you complete the survey to tell us: What would be your ideal future travel experience in the Peninsula South area?

    In accordance with Section 485 of the Municipal Government Act (MGA), any personal information collected in this survey will only be used by municipal

    How to Participate
    Thank you in advance for taking the time to participate in our two-step activity:

    Step 1: Fill out our 6-question survey to tell us who you are and how you travel around the study area. The survey should take approximately five minutes to complete.

    Step 2: Visit the Interactive Map once you complete the survey to tell us: What would be your ideal future travel experience in the Peninsula South area?

    In accordance with Section 485 of the Municipal Government Act (MGA), any personal information collected in this survey will only be used by municipal staff and, if necessary, individuals under service contract with the Halifax Regional Municipality for purposes relating to the Accessible Parking Project for the municipality and the information will not be presented or compiled in a manner that could potentially identify any respondent. If you have any questions about the collection and use of this personal information, please contact the Access and Privacy Office at 902-490-7460 or accessandprivacy@halifax.ca

    Step 1: Survey