Victoria is undergoing the development of protected cycling infrastructure in the city, starting in the downtown core. When complete, the new active transportation network will encourage people of all skill levels to ride, skate and rollerblade throughout the Capital City.
How did we get here and where are we going?
Cities in the 21st Century have to balance the needs of all road users. With a growing population and limited road space we have to find new ways to move people around Victoria.
Did You Know?
- In May 2017, we opened the city’s first protected bike lane along Pandora Avenue which sees an average of 1,150 cycling trips per day (34,500 cycling trips per month).
- In May 2018, a second protected bike lane opened on Fort Street which sees an average of 700 cycling trips per day.
- The next projects in the downtown core are Wharf Street, Vancouver Street and Humboldt Street.
When Phase 1 is complete 5.4 km of downtown streets will have All Ages and Abilities cycling infrastructure including protected bike lanes on busy streets and neighbourhood bikeways on traffic calmed streets.
The next phase will focus on connecting the downtown to the surrounding municipalities.
Looking for a primer on the new network, how we got here and what's next? Click the links below to expand the answer and be sure to visit the corridor pages in the navigation for a closer look at specific routes.