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Our principal funding partners:

SATA funders, City of Haliax, The Trans Canada Trail Foundation and the Province of Nova Scotia Communities, Culture and heritage

Trail closed for brush and tree clearing....

Beginning the week of February 25 brush and tree clearing will take place on the Gaetz Brook Greenway between the East Chezzetcook Road and Stat Hill Road near the 107 highway. The work will generally consist of mulching shrubs and trees on either side of the travelled way and one metre beyond the ditch centreline where applicable. The work is preparatory to ditching, grading and installation of a new gravel and crusher dust surface. Initially this may present a rough appearance but is a necessary step along the way to creating the greenway. Various sections of the trail will be closed for safety’s sake during the work which is hoped to be completed in the month of March weather depending.

Gaetz Brook Greenway Preliminary Plan

SATA Trails engaged WSP Consultants to carry out work in four phases: 1.) Complete an assessment of the adandoned rail corridor: 2.) Produce a preliminary plan for review; 3.) Produce a detailed design and 4.) Provide a tender package. Phase 1 has been completed and Phase 2 is substantially completed. Below is a link to a first draft of the preliminary plan for review and comment by the community. There will be a public presentation before final phases are started although the place and time have yet to be determined. In the meantime we welcome your input using the 'Contact Us' link.
Phase 2: Preliminary brief and plan
Phase 1: Assessent of existing conditions

typical cross section
Typical rest area cross section
draft bridge section
Draft bridge rehabilitation section

Porters Lake Core Greenway:

The first phase of this project was completed in 2016. The second phase will connect across the Exit 20 overpass for the 107 highway to the Blueberry Run trail and Les Collins Drive. See the overall plan here.

Bicycles on the newly paved core greenway
Core Greenway

Trying out the new pavement.

Chezzetcook River bridge
Bridge at Gaetz Brook

Gaetz Brook or Chezzetcook River

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Porters Lake and surrounding area Active Transportation Plan.

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2014-2019 Halifax Active Transportation Plan
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