“Canada’s most vibrant small town”, Kentville is a hub for Kings County, with many recreational facilities, community services, health care facilities, schools and government offices serving residents and visitors alike. The Town is on the verge of more growth, and as an upcoming housing strategy looks to accommodate higher densities, this active transportation plan looks to enhance how people move. Recognizing the importance of safe and enjoyable transportation, the Town has already made many investments into trails and amenities.
In 2018 the Town began to work with UPLAND Planning + Design on an all-encompassing strategy to connect Kentville’s trails with active transportation facilities. The Kentville Active Transportation Plan aims to increase and enhance active transportation as a part of everyday life for all residents. The focus of this plan is on improving active transportation corridors and networks over the next 10–15 years and to expand the active transportation options and quality for residents walking or wheeling as a mode of transportation or recreation.