Archived posts for 2013 June:


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Stephen Stone surveying on the Macdonald Bridge, Dartmouth, NS.

Stephen Stone surveying on the Macdonald Bridge, Dartmouth, NS.

We are looking for people who cross the Macdonald Bridge using active transportation to participate in a short survey.
 Halifax Harbour Bridges (HHB) will undertake a major and essential renewal project of the Macdonald Bridge. Beginning in early 2015, the entire suspended structure of the bridge will be replaced. The bridge will remain open to vehicular traffic most days, but the bike lane and sidewalk will be temporarily removed.

The information collected will allow us to better support active transportation users during the renewal project. The survey will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete. Please complete the survey at your earliest convenience. If you have any questions or require further information, please contact Dr. Ahsan Habib ( or Alison MacDonald (


To participate in the survey, please follow the link below:


Dr. Eric Miller- Toronto’s Experience

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Dr. Eric Miller – Toronto’s Experience

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DalTRAC Distinguished Lecture Series

Inaugural Speaker: Professor Eric Miller, University of Toronto

Date: Tuesday, June 25th, 3:30 -5:00 p.m.

Location: Alumni Lounge, Engineering B Building, Sexton Campus, 1360 Barrington Street, Halifax, NS (adjacent to the DalTRAC lab)

Please RSVP to by June 21st.

Please join us for the inaugural lecture of Dalhousie University Transportation Collaboratory’s (DalTRAC) Distinguished Lecture Series. Dr. Eric Miller will share Toronto’s experience in university-government partnerships with respect to transportation data, analysis and modelling. The presentation will also include an overview of integrated urban modelling research that has been supported by this collaborative R&D environment.



DalTRAC Mentioned for Pedestrian Safety

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Check out this resolution in the legislation that mentions EAC and DalTRAC and Child Safety Link!

Need a lube?

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Bike tune-ups will be offered in front of the Studley Gym from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm on June 18th. Come get your bike ready for summer.

CycleTracks Study: Record your rides & enter to win!

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Cycletracks Pilot Study

DalTRAC is experimenting with new ways of doing active transportation data collection by employing smartphone apps! Cities around the world are exploring the use of GPS-enabled smartphones to collect data on route choice, travel behaviour, potholes, and more! We will be doing a pilot study in the Halifax Regional Municipality using Cycletracks, a free app developed by the San Francisco County Transportation Authority. This will help us understand how cyclists move around with respect to trip purpose, gradients, road types, and much more.

Participants will enter to win a $50 gift certificate to Mountain Equipment Co-op!

Interested? Follow these steps:
1. Download Cycletracks. Currently, anyone who has an iPhone can download the app. Unfortunately, this app does not work on Androids in Canada.

2. Enter a few brief points about yourself under the ‘settings’ tab, such as your gender, and postal codes of your home and work.

3. Click “start” at the beginning of your ride, and “save” once you have reached your destination. We encourage you to do this for every ride that is done entirely by bicycle.

4. Select the type of ride. You will be prompted to choose from a variety of trip purposes, such as “commute” or “recreation”.

If you have any questions, contact Niki Siabanis at
Happy riding!

Transit Oriented Development- UBC’s Recent Research

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Is Transit the key component to transit oriented development? Daniel Chatman thinks NOT. 

Macdonald Bridge & AT Access Meeting June 11, Halifax

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Do you currently cross the Macdonald Bridge using the sidewalk or bike lane? If so we invite you to attend our Active Transportation Meeting being held on Tuesday, June 11th at 7p.m. at the Dartmouth Sportsplex. We will be discussing options of how to utilize active transportation during the Macdonald Bridge Suspended Spans Redecking Project, scheduled to begin in early 2015. For more information please visit: