Dalhousie, in cooperation with Halifax Regional Municipality, has developed a pilot project to install and study separated bike lanes along the north and south sides of University Avenue from Robie Street to LeMarchant Street.
In December 2016 after evaluating the feedback received on the bike lane pilot project, and in consultation with HRM, Dalhousie removed 11 bollards on one block in front of the Dalhousie Arts Centre on University Avenue to alleviate traffic congestion associated with large frequent events. The painted bike lane markings remain. This change affects only one-eighth of the total protected bike lane.
The university has committed significant time to make this pilot happen and will continue to assess the project and make modifications for a design plan that has long-term success.
Our goal is to test best practices in cycling infrastructure, demonstrate the enhanced safety of a protected bike lane, and encourage increased ridership for cyclists of all ages and abilities.
This online feedback option will be available throughout the duration of the pilot project.