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.
Click the image below to explore our interactive story map and provide feedback on the emerging concepts for Wharf, Humboldt & Cook Streets
Emerging Design Concepts
Review the emerging design concepts for the Wharf, Humboldt and Cook Street corridors below:
Thanks for joining us over the past six weeks as we engaged on the design through a variety of consultation activities. The survey closes on January 15, 2018 and then staff will use the feedback collected to create the 60% functional design, which will then be presented to City Council for approval.
Did You Know?
- In May 2017, we opened the city’s first protected bike lane along Pandora Avenue which now welcomes over 1500 cyclists each day
- In late September, construction started on the two-way protected bike lanes along Fort Street. Opening of this new facility is anticipated for Spring 2018
- Design consultation is currently underway for Wharf Street, Cook Street and Humboldt Street. We will be seeking community feedback on specific design considerations in November, December and and into 2018.
- 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.