Become a Core AT (Active Transportation) Networks Project Partner! 

Applications are open for 2023/2024 projects! Improvement plans for walking, rolling, and cycling infrastructure can begin as early as this fall! Core AT Network Project plans come at no cost to communities. Blue Route is funded by the Provincial and Federal Governments. 

The Core AT Networks Project aims to help Nova Scotia towns, municipalities, and Mi’kmaq communities build AT networks that reduce traffic stress and risk for riders of all ages and people with disabilities by preparing active transportation network plans designed for near-term implementation. We help communities make walking, rolling, and cycling an attractive transportation choice by recommending changes to the built environment that incorporate best practices in active transportation planning and design guidance. We focus our efforts in communities linked to the Blue Route so that our work benefits the growth of Nova Scotia’s developing provincial cycling network. Communities that are not connected to the Blue Route are also welcome to apply.

We will work with your community and council to develop an active transportation plan that works for you! We would typically work directly with a municipal government or Mi’kmaq band to conduct the project together. Having strong support from the local government is essential for the success and future implementation of project recommendations. Local residents, community groups, or non-profit organizations are also welcome to apply. If you do not yet have government buy-in we can work together to approach your municipality or Mi’kmaq band to develop a partnership.

The Blue Route and the Core AT Networks Project directly meet goal 9 of Nova Scotia’s Climate Change Plan. Become a project partner to create safer places to walk, roll, and cycle. 

We are accepting applications on a rolling basis until all spots are filled. Read more about the Core AT Networks Project Program and fill out an application here