Archived posts for 2013 September:

TWO Upcoming Community Engagement Workshops in Annapolis Valley

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Annapolis Valley community workshops poster

When: Thursday, Oct. 17 @ 2-4pm & 6-8pm
Where: Bridgetown Lions Hall, 289 Church Street, Bridgetown North, County of Annapolis
What: TWO Community Workshops on local road safety issues and on bringing a “Share the Road” awareness campaign to Annapolis Valley
Cost: Free!

We are making our way to the beautiful Annapolis Valley! We are very excited to engage with and learn from the community on local road safety concerns, and on what a local Share the Road awareness campaign should look like! Refreshments will be provided, so all you need to do is RSVP and bring your ideas!

Interested? Contact Debra Ryan @

See you there!

Join the movement:

TALK: Urban Cycling: Lessons from Toronto with Toronto’s Chief City Planner, Jennifer Keesmaat

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Jennifer Keesmaat

When: Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 7pm
Where: Potter Auditorium, Kenneth Rowe Building, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS.
Cost: Free!

The Halifax Cycling Coalition will be hosting a public lecture with Toronto’s Chief City Planner, Jennifer Keesmaat on lessons learned with cycling infrastructure in Toronto, Ontario.

For a link to the Facebook Event, click here.

For more information on Jennifer Keesmaat, click here.

Bikeway Planning and Development Workshops: October 7 & 10

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The Ecology Action Centre in partnership with Bicycle Nova Scotia and the NS Department of Health and Wellness will offer two Bikeway Planning and Development Workshops:


Sydney Workshop: Mon., October 7 (9 am to 5 pm), location TBA

Halifax Workshop: Thurs., October 10 (9 am to 5 pm), location TBA


This training, delivered by Velo Quebec, will provide participants with a thorough understanding of the key steps involved in a bikeway development project. It’s an opportunity to learn the basics of planning strategies, design, analysis, facility selection and security. This training is designed for those involved in planning cycling as a mode of transportation or recreation: transportation professionals, planners and developers, parks and recreation officials, etc.


The cost is $150 and includes participant workshop notes, Planning and Design for Pedestrians and Cyclists guide, lunch and nutrition breaks. To learn details about the workshop and to register, go here: First come, first served. The deadline for registration is Oct. 2 for Sydney and Oct. 4 for Halifax.


Checking out Historic sites in Halifax, by bus!

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Gillian Wesley, the Local Traveller from Halifax, NS is working on a 6-episode video web-series of fun places to get to in Halifax by bus. Past videos have included a Craft Beer Tour, and Beaches and Lakes of Halifax… all accessible by bus!
The latest video features Historic Sites – watch it here: