Rockland Avenue Greenway

The Rockland Avenue Greenway links Oak Bay Avenue to Quadra Street.

Greenways encourage people to walk or cycle and provide links between special destinations such as schools, parks, commercial or recreation centres.

In addition to increasing Victoria's walkability and improving this cycling corridor, the closed road connects Christ Church Cathedral to Pioneer Square, creating an improved green space downtown. The enhanced greenway is designed to guide vehicle traffic away from this residential street and onto main roads such as Fort and Fairfield. 

In 2014, the City hosted a one-year pilot of a bike and pedestrian friendly greenway along the 900 block of Rockland Avenue.  The community supported this concept and shared ideas for future improvements, and in 2015 the closure was made permanent.

If you have any questions about this project please email parks@victoria.ca.

Map

The map below identifies the section of Rockland Avenue that is closed to enhance this greenway.


Project Background

The following display panels provide some background about the project and illustrate the road closure and Victoria's greenways network. The panels were available for the community to view at an information session at Christ Church Cathedral on January 21, 2014.

 

The City's Greenways Plan, Pioneer Square Management Plan and Official Community Plan support the closure to improve this Victoria greenway.