Cycling & Walking
The Halifax Regional Municipality is working to build a comfortable, convenient network of walking and cycling routes to provide people with options for moving around their communities. The focus is on connecting people to destinations and making the infrastructure accessible to people of all ages and abilities. By investing in designated infrastructure for walking and cycling, the municipality is contributing to building healthy, vibrant, sustainable, and equitable communities across the Halifax region. Learn more here.
The Halifax Regional Municipality is implementing a network of connected bikeway facilities that are designed for people of all ages and abilities (AAA). The network consists of protected bike lanes, multi-use pathways and local street bikeways, and is part of developing a safer, more accessible and multi-modal transportation system for the Municipality.
Hollis Street, from Upper Water Street to South Street, has a completed protected bike lane. Brunswick Street, from Duke Street to Spring Garden Road, has a functional planned bike network, and George Street between Lower Water and Barrington Streets, has a preliminary bike network. Other bike networks are in the process of being designed and completed throughout the Downtown core. See the Integrated Mobility Plan 2022 Regional Centre Bikeway and Network Map here.
Bike racks are located throughout the Downtown area.
Downtown Halifax is a very compact and walkable area with many of our major attractions within walking distance of one another. Shops and restaurants, hotels, community spaces, public art installations, major attractions and more, are all located in the Downtown core; and in fact, the Downtown area has a walk score of 88 and is classified as “very walkable” according to Walkscore.com.
Walking Tip: If you set out to explore the Downtown area by foot, wear comfortable shoes and make sure to grab a cold drink from one of the many restaurants or cafes in the area.
A great place to explore by foot is the Halifax Waterfront Harbourwalk. The Harbourwalk runs for over 4.4 km and passes the Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market, the Discovery Centre, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, restaurants and shops, and has amazing views of the Halifax Harbour and Georges Island. Learn more about the Halifax Waterfront Harbourwalk here.