The Halifax Cycling Coalition is an organization of concerned citizens dedicated to improving cycling conditions and raising awareness of cycling issues in the Halifax Regional Municipality.
The HCC believes that increased bicycle use has the potential to
- Reduce traffic congestion
- Reduce HRM infrastructure spending
- Improve our health
- Enhance our urban environment
We want to change the circumstances that discourage bicycle use: inadequate cycling facilities, and lack of education for both cyclists and motorists.
The Halifax Cycling Coalition was formed in the wake of an unfortunate fatal cyclist accident on Barrington St. in 2007. The HCC was registered with Joint Stocks in December 2007.
Objectives of the Halifax Cycling Coalition
- To create, maintain and promote an association of cyclists.
- To improve conditions for cyclists and cycling in the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM).
- To integrate cycling into the transportation network and work to secure public investments in cycling infrastructure.
- To improve cycling awareness amongst HRM residents to increase the safety of cyclists, motorists and pedestrians alike.
- To facilitate communication between cyclists and other bodies such as governments, businesses, community associations.
- To improve facilities for bicycle use in the HRM.
- To build partnerships with like-minded organizations in Nova Scotia.
- To encourage more people to ride bicycles more often.
- To develop a source of reliable information, tips and resources.
- To advocate on behalf of cyclists, with a particular focus on municipal government, for improved cycling conditions including better facilities, cycling infrastructure and cycling awareness.
The mandate and operating procedures of the HCC are further described in our by-laws.