Active Transportation


The ThoughtExchange for the Rosemont Primary Bike Route has been completed! Thank you to everyone who contributed and provided their thoughts. This valuable feedback has been condensed into a "What We Heard Report" in the side column under Active Transportation Documents. The next steps in the Public Engagement Strategy will commence soon.

Please also check out the entire Public Engagement Strategy for this project in the side column.

Current Projects

ATP Phase 2  - Rosemont Primary Bike Route

The City is currently undertaking the next phase of the Active Transportation Implementation Plan. Phase 1 along Third Street and High Street connecting Fairview to Downtown was completed in the summer of 2021. Phase 2 has now begun with preliminary conceptual design and public engagement to redesign the transportation corridor between the neighbourhoods of Uphill and Rosemont. This connection was indicated as a missing link in the Active Transportation Implementation Plan. 

See below, an estimated timeline for this project updated October 28th, 2022.

Rosemont Bike Route Project Timeline - REVISED

Bicycle Parking

The City of Nelson's Active Transportation Plan identifies limited bicycle parking as a major issue to be addressed in order to encourage cycling in Nelson.

Bicycle Parking Design Guidelines have been prepared to help guide the installation of new bicycle parking. Proper design and siting of bicycle parking can reduce the life-cycle cost of this infrastructure and ensure proper, convenient use by the public. The guidelines include recommendations for types of racks, design, and siting on City and private property.

Short Term Bicycle Parking means a short term visitor bicycle parking facility that offers some security and may be partially protected from the weather.

Long Term Bicycle Parking means a secure, weather protected bicycle parking facility used to accommodate long term parking such as for residents or employees.

The City's Off-street Parking and Landscape Bylaw includes regulations for bicycle parking.

If you have any questions about Active Transportation in Nelson, please contact:

Matt Kuziak

City Planner