**** HRM Media Release
Hollis Street bicycle lane work now complete
The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that construction of the new Hollis Street bicycle lane, between the Cogswell Interchange and Terminal Road, is now complete.
The one-way, protected bicycle lane, on the west side of Hollis Street, was designed to improve the comfort and safety of those cycling. It features integration with raised platforms at transit stops and a concrete barrier to separate bicycle from vehicle traffic.
Those using the bicycle lane must always yield to those walking. Those walking, or rolling, must avoid entering the bike lane unless to cross. Those waiting to board the bus are asked to do so on the sidewalk, or in the bus shelter.
Please note: Right-turn on red restrictions are now in place where Hollis Street intersects with Duke, George, Sackville and Morris streets. Signage has been installed to indicate where these restrictions have been implemented.
The previous painted bicycle lane, on the east side of Hollis Street, has been replaced with parking and loading spaces.
This route will eventually connect to other bikeways planned for George Street, Morris Street, Terminal Road, Lower Water Street and the redeveloped Cogswell District.
This is the first phase of implementing the Downtown Bikeways plan, which was approved by Council in April 2019. This project also advances the Integrated Mobility Plan’s goal of creating a connected network of all-ages-and-abilities (AAA) bicycle routes in the Regional Centre.
This project was funded in part by the provincial and federal governments through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.
For more information on how those walking, cycling, taking transit and driving can use this space safely, visit Halifax.ca/hollis.