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.
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 will start on the two-way protected bike lanes along Fort Street. Opening of this new facility is anticipated for Spring 2018
- Planning and design is currently underway for Wharf Street, Cook Street and Humboldt Street. We will be seeking community feedback on specific design considerations this fall
- 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.
Fort Street Protected Bike Lane Construction
Fort Street will be the next corridor in the active transportation network after Pandora, offering cyclists, skateboarders and people using scooters and rollerblades a two-way protected lane through the heart of the city. View the designs here.
The Pandora Avenue active transportation corridor is open
Learn more about using the new corridor and changes for cyclists, motorists, pedestrians and transit users.
Upcoming consultation on the design of remaining downtown corridors.
City will be engaging on the design through upcoming consultation activities this fall. If you would like to join the mailing list for updates on the design consultations and invites email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Phase 1 Project Timeline
We didn’t arrive at building an AAA active transportation network overnight, seasons were spent on community engagement, technical feedback and technical design before shovels hit the ground on Pandora Avenue. The network map below is a quick overview at how we got to where we are now and where we're headed. The network will be rolled out in phases, read more about the planned phases and routes.
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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.