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 has seen over 379,500 cyclists with an average of 34,500 per month.
- In late September, construction started on the two-way protected bike lanes along Fort Street. Opening of this new facility is anticipated for May 2018.
- The next projects in the downtown core are Wharf Street, Cook Street and Humboldt Street. Previous consultation is informing the design work planned through the Spring and Summer months.
- By the end of 2018, Victoria will have 5.4 km of protected bike lanes in the downtown core to connecting people of all ages and abilities to the places they want to go
Once complete, we will be focusing 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.