Active transportation includes walking, cycling and other modes of self-propelled transport. It is one of the best ways to increase physical activity on a daily basis and improve health for all age groups.
Active transportation can enhance neighborhoods in ways that attract families, businesses, and workers. It contributes to economic and tourism development and healthy, thriving communities.
The Province of Nova Scotia supports the vision of an integrated network of active transportation infrastructure across Nova Scotia that connects people within and between communities. Advocates of active transportation, including Bicycle Nova Scotia, have been working hard to gain support for this vision under the name “Blue Route.”