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A Crosswalk Strategy for CBRM has been prepared by the Active Transportation Committee in consultation with CBRM Public Works.  The Strategy was presented to Council on June 6, 2017.  The Crosswalk Strategy can be viewed by clicking here.


Find out more about our 2016 Active Transportation campaign!

On September 21, the people of Glace Bay celebrated walking in their community by 'walking with Nick'. Nick Bonnar is one of the many dedicated CBRM walkers who have been profiled on the 'What Moves You, Cape Breton'' Facebook page as part of our 2016 campaign to promote active transportation. To find out more about the campaign, check out

walking with Nick

walking with Nick

walking with Nick

walking with Nick

Greenlink Trail System officially opened on July 22, 2015

The Greenlink Trail System in Sydney was officially opened on July 22, 2015. On hand to plant a red oak tree at the opening ceremony were Mayor Cecil Clarke, Chief Terry Paul, Membertou Band Councillor David Marshall, and CBRM Councillor Eldon MacDonald. The trail system is 3 km. in length and connects Sydney’s Shipyard neighbourhood to Membertou and the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Access the trail system in he following locations:

  • End of Maillard Street, Membertou (next to new rink)
  • Churchill Drive Parking Area
  • Cape Breton Regional Hospital (near staff entrance)
  • End of Shandwick Street
  • Rotary Drive Parking Area
  • Shipyard Ball Park (just behind park)

Rotaroy Park

Rotaroy Park

What is Active Transportation?

Active transportation refers to any form of human-powered transportation - walking, cycling, wheeling, in-line skating, skateboarding, skiing or paddling.

Active transportation is something everyone does in some form or another, whether it is walking to the bus stop, going for a bike ride with the family, or cycling to school.

Residents who turn to active transportation as a viable means of commuting and carrying out personal business realize benefits in terms of health, happiness, reduced travel costs and the satisfaction that their travel produces almost no pollution, benefiting the environment.

Check out these videos to learn more about how CBRM residents incorporate AT into their daily lives.

CBRM Cycling Routes

CBRM Cycling RoutesThis spring, why not try cycling around our region?

The CBRM Active Transportation Committee and Velo Cape Breton partnered to create cycling maps and a cycling handbook to help you get started.

Paper copies of the map are available at the CBRM Recreation Department. Click on the links below to view the map.

CBRM Walking Trails

CBRM Walking TrailsrGet out and walk Cape Breton! Here in CBRM there are a variety of walking paths and trails to suit all activity levels and abilities.

To view the various walking paths and trails click HERE.

To download a PDF version of the Trails Map click on the brochure below.

CBRM Walking and Hiking Trails [8.3 MB]

CBRM Active Transportation Plan

The CBRM Active Transportation Plan was approved by Council on June 17, 2008. Please click here to download a copy of the Executive Summary of the AT Plan.

Maps accompanying the Executive Summary document:

An overview of the plan is available here as a PowerPoint presentation. The entire CBRM Active Transportation Plan is available in PDF format:

Additional Information on CBRM Active Transportation Plan:

Open House Summary [2.3 MB]

News on Implementation of the CBRM AT Plan

Since the CBRM AT Plan was adoped in 2008, much work has taken place to implement the Plan's recommendations.

Please click on the following links to find out more:


Please contact Rick McCready at 563-5072 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information on the CBRM AT Plan.