Traffic and Transportation



  • Coordinated with public works to have many bike lanes installed in district and supported new protected bike lanes downtown
  • Convinced the Province of Nova Scotia to amend the Nova Scotia Motor Vehicle Act to prohibit parking in bike lanes
  • Convinced the Traffic Authority and Council to approve the use of pedestrian count down signals to enhance public safety
  • Obtained sidewalk snow removal on main and residential roads under the general tax rate for pedestrian safety
  • Based on residents requests for transit, established a new bus route
  • Worked with Halifax Regional Police and Traffic Services to identify public safety issues and solutions such as marked crosswalks, rapid flashing beacon crosswalks

Issues in the News

Concerns about active transportation dominate Halifax road tender debate – Coun. Linda Mosher (Purcell’s Cove-Armdale) said the work will make the section of the road safer for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians, and should reduce vehicle idling.

-The Chronicle Herald June 27, 2012

Halifax Regional Council endorses traffic-calming report – “In the district that I represent, we’ve got most of the main arterials that lead in to the peninsula and we’ve got a significant speeding and traffic problem,” said Mosher. “I think this will make it safer for pedestrians and residents living in their area.”

-CBC Feb 23, 2016

Council asks for report before pulling plug on powered bikes in parks-Acting on a motion from Coun. Linda Mosher, council agreed to seek a staff report on the implications of implementing a policy that wouldn’t allow the motorized function to be used on the Chain of Lakes Trail, and possibly others. “It has become a real issue,” Mosher told council. “People are afraid to enjoy the trail.”

-The Chronicle Herald July 28, 2016

Road widening delayed a year-Prioritizing-“I don’t see the need to disrupt entire communities and widen the road so that people coming from out of town can get to work faster.” Coun. Linda Mosher (regarding Bayers Road widening) Coun. Linda Mosher suggested ditching the project all together…

-Halifax Metro News April 18, 2013