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About the Transportation Team

The Ecology Action Centre’s Transportation Team works to increase equitable access to and use of transportation modes in Nova Scotia that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote healthy and safe communities. We advocate for improved active transportation (AT) infrastructure and supporting policy. We take action through capacity building, mentorship and resource development to support a sustainable transportation future.

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Projects & Programs

  • Learn cycling safety essentials in our Making Tracks Safe Cycling video series! Videos are available in Arabic, English, French and Mi'kmaw.
  • Making Tracks is an all-ages program which aims to get more people walking, rolling and cycling through community-based mentorship.
  • Welcoming Wheels is a program that provides newcomers with cycling opportunities to increase wellness, equity, access, connectedness and environmental health.
  • The Bike Buddy program is designed to help newcomers feel more confident riding their bicycle, exploring the city and meeting new people!
  • The Pop-Up Bike Hub is a mobile DIY Community bike repair space providing people with the tools and knowledge to successfully fix their own bike.
  • The Pop-Up Bike Hub Mini is a community bike repair hub on wheels! The 'mini' provides access to tools and bike repair knowledge to communities.
  • We've got lots of resources and initiatives to help get kids outside and engaged in the benefits of active transportation and community development!
  • IWALK gives children, parents, educators and community leaders an opportunity to be part of a global event as they celebrate the many benefits of walking.
  • Winter is a great time to be outside! Schools and youth groups can take part in the benefits of walking to or at school for Winter Walk Day, any day in February.
  • The Easyride e-bike initiative seeks to remove some of the real and perceived barriers that prevent people from commuting to work by bike.
  • Display a magnet on the back of your vehicle to show your awareness of the one-metre law and commitment to sharing the road with people who bike.
  • Check out our initiatives and resources for expanding active transportation across the province.
  • Explore the state of pedestrian and bike infrastructure across the province, and see what projects are proposed in your community.
  • Bike Again is a volunteer run program that provides public education on bicycle maintenance and safety from our community workshop in Halifax.

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