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 Walking With Nick

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WHAT MOVES YOU? Find out more about our 2016 Active Transportation campaign!

 

On September 21, the people of Glace Bay celebrated walking in their community by 'walking with Nick'. Nick Bonnar is one of the many dedicated CBRM walkers who have been profiled on the 'What Moves You, Cape Breton'' Facebook page as part of our 2016 campaign to promote active transportation. To find out more about the campaign, check out www.facebook.com/WhatMovesYouCapeBreton.

 

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Greenlink Trail System officially opened on July 22, 2015

The Greenlink Trail System in Sydney was officially opened on July 22,
2015. On hand to plant a red oak tree at the opening ceremony were Mayor
Cecil Clarke, Chief Terry Paul, Membertou Band Councillor David Marshall, and
CBRM Councillor Eldon MacDonald. The trail system is 3 km. in length and
connects Sydney’s Shipyard neighbourhood to Membertou and the Cape Breton
Regional Hospital. Access the trail system in he following locations:

  • End of Maillard Street, Membertou (next to new rink)
  • Churchill Drive Parking Area
  • Cape Breton Regional Hospital (near staff entrance)
  • End of Shandwick Street
  • Rotary Drive Parking Area
  • Shipyard Ball Park (just behind park)

 

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 What is Active Transportation?

Active transportation refers to any form of human-powered transportation - walking, cycling, wheeling, in-line skating, skateboarding, skiing or paddling.

Active transportation is something everyone does in some form or another, whether it is walking to the bus stop, going for a bike ride with the family, or cycling to school.

Residents who turn to active transportation as a viable means of commuting and carrying out personal business realize benefits in terms of health, happiness, reduced travel costs and the satisfaction that their travel produces almost no pollution, benefiting the environment.

Check out these videos to learn more about how CBRM residents incorporate AT into their daily lives.

CBRM AT Video 1

CBRM AT Video 2

CBRM AT Video 3

CBRM AT Video 4

CBRM AT Video 5

CBRM AT Video 6

CBRM AT Video 7

 

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CBRM Cycling Routes

This spring, why not try cycling around our region?

The CBRM Active Transportation Committee and Velo Cape Breton partnered to create cycling maps and a cycling handbook to help you get started.

Paper copies of the map are available at the  CBRM Recreation Department.  Click on the links below to view the map.

CBRM Cycling Routes (Front) [5.2 MB] 
CBRM Cycling Routes (Back) [6.3 MB]
CBRM Cycling Handbook
George Street bike lanes

 

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CBRM Walking Trails                                                       

Get out and walk Cape Breton!  Here in CBRM there are a variety of walking paths and trails to suit all activity levels and abilities.

To view the various walking paths and trails click HERE.                                                                       

To download a PDF version of the Trails Map click on the brochure below.

CBRM Walking and Hiking Trails [8.3 MB]

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CBRM Active Transportation Plan

The CBRM Active Transportation Plan was approved by Council on June 17, 2008. Please click here to download a copy of the Executive Summary of the AT Plan.

Maps accompanying the Executive Summary document:

CBRM AT Plan - Network - Recreational Scenic Bicycle Routes [860 KB] 
CBRM AT Plan - Proposed Signature Projects [3.6 MB]

An overview of the plan is available here as a PowerPoint presentation. The entire CBRM Active Transportation Plan is available in PDF format:

Part 1 
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

Additional Information on CBRM Active Transportation Plan:

Open House Summary [2.3 MB]

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News on Implementation of the CBRM AT Plan

Since the CBRM AT Plan was adoped in 2008, much work has taken place to implement the Plan's recommendations.

Please click on the following links to find out more:

1.  CBRM Active Transportation Plan Update. Presentation to CBRM General Committee February 3, 2015

2.  Report on Active Transportation & Community Health in CBRM - March 12, 2013

3.  Renwick Brook Pedestrian Tunnel Study, October 2013

4.  Sydney Harbour Shuttle Final Report October 2013

5.  Grand Lake Road Multi Use Path - Final Design Report - March 2012 

6.  Battery Point Connector Path Study - Drawings March 2016

 

 

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Links                                                         

Velo Cape Breton
Walkaboutns.ca
Blueroute.ca

Please contact Rick McCready at 563-5072 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for more information on the CBRM AT Plan.

On September 21, the people of Glace Bay celebrated walking in their community by `walking with Nick`.  Nick Bonnar is one of the many dedicated CBRM walkers who have been profiled on the `What Moves You, Cape Breton`` Facebook page as part of our 2016 campaign to promote active transportation.  To find out more about the campaign, check out www.facebook.com/WhatMovesYouCapeBreton.