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Meet the Blue Route Staff! Katherine MacLellan, Active Transportation Planner

Meet the Blue Route Staff!     Katherine MacLellan (she/her) is the Active Transportation Planner and Designer at Bicycle Nova Scotia. Katherine studied International Development at Saint Mary’s University, which peaked her interest in built form. She received her Master of Planning at Dalhousie University, where she developed a passion for complete community design, and transportation planning. When she graduated from grad school, her first job was working for the Halifax Regional Municipality with the Active Transportation Team. This opportunity was a gateway to pursuing a specialization and opportunities in Active Transportation. While working with the AT Team, Katherine gained a better understanding of the process, barriers, and opportunities for supporting and promoting active transportation in communities - and looks forward to ...

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Meet the Blue Route Staff! Brittney MacLean, Director of Blue Route Development and Cycling Advocacy

Meet the Blue Route Staff!     Brittney MacLean (she/her) is the Director of Blue Route Development and Cycling Advocacy with Bicycle Nova Scotia. Brittney is a graduate of the Bachelors of Community Design, Honors Urban Design program at Dalhousie University, which is where she developed a keen interest in how community planning and public space design can be used to encourage social behaviors that lead to healthier, happier, more connected communities. Brittney spent the last nine years as an urban planner with the Halifax Regional Municipality where she found great reward working on projects that focused on the growth of the municipality while fulfilling community needs and visions. Walking and cycling grew to be a large part of her life during ...

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JOIN US! The Infrastructure & Advocacy Committee is Seeking Members

The Infrastructure and Advocacy Committee (IAC) supports the Bicycle Nova Scotia Board of Directors by providing oversight to the Development of the Blue Route, creating relevant policy, guiding decisions on route changes, setting the agenda for the provincial Blue Route committee and guiding advocacy efforts. The IAC guides and supports the development of the Blue Route by: Developing and modifying Blue Route related policy Guide decisions involving changes to proposed Blue Route and specifics regarding opening the Blue Route Reviewing 5 year paving plans and identifying opportunities improving bicycle conditions Designing new or modifying current positions as needed Support advocacy efforts at the provincial level to commit a timeline and budget for completing the Blue Route Setting agendas for IAC ...

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Welcome to the New Blue Route News Page!

Our Blue Route website is currently undergoing construction, so in the meantime we will be sharing all Blue Route related updates here. You can still access project information and past news updates on that page in the meantime. Keep an eye out here for updates regarding upcoming Blue Route openings, updates on our Core AT Networks projects (formerly named the HUBS project), and information regarding upcoming events. We also encourage you to subscribe to the Blue Route mail list to stay up to date with all things Blue Route! Happy ...

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Blue Route to Launch on August 6th in Pictou!

Blue Route Overview The Blue Route provincial cycling network will connect Nova Scotia’s communities through designated cycling routes on secondary highways with paved shoulders, low traffic volume roads, hard surfaced trails, and city streets. The concept of the Blue Route is based on the award winning Route Verte in Quebec, which brings in upwards of $200M in tourism revenue each year and is seen as one of the best active transportation networks in the world. Once completed the Blue Route comprise a ~ 3000km network of signed bicycle routes, connecting riders with communities across the province.   The Launch of the Blue Route The first segment to launch connects Pictou to East Mountain (Bible Hill) along segments of the provincial road network (Route 376 ...

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