Tips for living car-free in Halifax - transit, cycling, bike & car sharing

Apr 17, 2014

Halifax is one of the most accessible and transit-friendly cities in the country, so living car-free is made easy. Whether you are walking, taking public transportation or catching the ferry, Timbercreek’s Halifax apartments are some of the most accessible and convenient in the city.

Public Transit

Metro Transit offers Halifax residents safe, reliable and accessible transportation options. The service offers two main forms of public transportation in Halifax including transit buses and harbour ferries (discussed below).  There are over 315 buses in the fleet, operating on over 56 routes throughout the city. For added convenience, all Metro Transit buses currently provide real-time departure information to passengers through GoTime. Timbercreek’s 41 Cowie Hill Road apartments feature a convenient bus stop located a short walking distance away.

Walking
Halifax is a very walkable place to live with a ‘Walk Score’ of 70. Walk Score is a fantastic resource that measures the walkability of an address or neighbourhood. Timbercreek’s Halifax apartments at 210 Willett Street are located within close walking distance of multiple parks, trails, shopping, schools, recreational facilities and more. Mary Clayton Park is right at your doorstep, less than a five-minute walk away from our 210 Willett Street apartments. Walking also provides a healthy dose of exercise that will benefit your waistline and wallet in the long run.

Ferries
Metro Transit also offers a convenient ferry service that operates two routes between terminals in downtown Halifax. One route connects downtown Halifax with Alderney Landing in Dartmouth and the other connects downtown Halifax with Woodside. There is integrated service offered between the buses and ferries so that reaching your final destination is a breeze. Each ferry can carry up to 400 passengers at a time, with the harbor ferries seeing a total of over 3,000 commuters daily. All routes are handicap accessible and have provisions to carry bicycles. The Dartmouth Ferry Terminal is a 10-minute drive or 30-minute bicycle ride from our 41 Cowie Hill Road apartments.

Make the most of car-free living in Halifax with Timbercreek’s guide to car-free life in the city. These suggestions make it easy to get around and enjoy yourself while being eco-conscious and fuel-free.

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