Nova Scotia's Sustainable Transportation Strategy

Sustainable Transportation

Sustainable transportation can help improve our physical health, support the vitality of our communities, provide equitable access to services and employment, and protect our environment.

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Map of Nova Scotia showing cycling routes connected across the province.

Blue Route is here!

The first phase of Blue Route, a province-wide cycling network, launched on August 6 in Pictou, Nova Scotia. Blue Route is a 3000km+ cycling route of shared lanes, paved shoulders, local street bikeways and off-road trails.

A new trail winding through a lightly wooded area

Applications Now Open for New Sustainable Transportation Grant Program: Connect2

Government launches new grant program to support community led sustainable transportation initiatives

Two cyclists place their bikes in a rack on the front of a bus.

Transit Funding Announced

Municipal Affairs Minister Mark Furey announced $1 million in new funding for public and community-based transit and $500,000 in additional funding for the Community Transportation Assistance Program on June 17, 2014.

Cutting the ribbon at the official opening of the Brooklyn Connector Trail

Brooklyn Connector Trail Now Open

The Brooklyn Connector trail was officially opened on October 10, 2013 to allow students at West Hants Middle School and the Brooklyn Elementary School to safely walk to a nearby skating rink and enjoy a new option for their recreational activity.

Looking down the freshly built Pictou County Short Line rail trail

Connecting Rural Communities to the Town of Pictou

Pictou County Trails Association makes progress with their Short Line rail trail. The trail, funded by Nova Scotia Moves, will connect rural communities to the Town of Pictou.


How to Reach Us

Contact the Sustainable Transportation Program Administrator, Department of Energy at,or 902-424-8090 with questions.