University Avenue Bike Lane

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Thank you for your input. The University Ave protected bike lane pilot project was approved by Regional Council in 2015 and implemented in August 2016. It will remain in place until August 2018. Data collection and further study will determine if the pilot becomes a permanent piece of infrastructure.


Halifax Regional Municipality and Dalhousie University are developing a pilot project to install and study protected bike lanes along the north and south sides of University Avenue from Robie Street to LeMarchant Street.

This is a valuable exercise to inform active transportation initiatives in the community and the first step in implementing Dalhousie's vision for the renewal of University Avenue.

The goal of this pilot project is to test best practices in cycling infrastructure, demonstrate the enhanced safety of a separated bike lane, and encourage increased ridership for cyclists of all ages and abilities.

Thank you for your input. The University Ave protected bike lane pilot project was approved by Regional Council in 2015 and implemented in August 2016. It will remain in place until August 2018. Data collection and further study will determine if the pilot becomes a permanent piece of infrastructure.


Halifax Regional Municipality and Dalhousie University are developing a pilot project to install and study protected bike lanes along the north and south sides of University Avenue from Robie Street to LeMarchant Street.

This is a valuable exercise to inform active transportation initiatives in the community and the first step in implementing Dalhousie's vision for the renewal of University Avenue.

The goal of this pilot project is to test best practices in cycling infrastructure, demonstrate the enhanced safety of a separated bike lane, and encourage increased ridership for cyclists of all ages and abilities.

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  • Sharing the road

    by JMB, about 4 years ago

    I moved to Halifax a few years ago and, while there are many things that I love about this city, I must say that I have been shocked at how dominant the car culture is here. Born and raised in Montreal without a car, I then spent much of my adult life on the west coast where the public transit was not as good but lots of thought (and action) went into other forms of alternate transport. If you haven't already done so, it's worth looking into how Vancouver has dealt with protected bike lanes. Until Halifax I had... Continue reading

  • Parking and bike lanes

    by Peggy Walt, about 4 years ago
    HI - just came from the session at Dalhousie, and expressed my views on the proposed bike lane pilot project. I'm not for it. I live on Edward Street, and we have 4,000 attending the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium this week (3 sold out Video Games shows, 1 sold out Jill Barber show with Symphony NS). And that's just this week's parking madness! To have more than 40 existing parking spots sitting there empty and idle all winter (especially in a winter like this), favours the few over the greater good needs of the many. The bike lanes will only be... Continue reading