Current Cycling Network

The City of Victoria is extremely well positioned to host a world class cycling network and support a 25% transportation mode share of cyclists of all ages and abilities. Given our mild climate, moderate topography, scenic routes and compact density, many of the ingredients to attract citizens to cycle as a means of mobility are already here.

Our current cycling network includes a broad range of cycling facilities and amenities which include:

  • 41 km of marked bike lanes
  • 2.6 km of multi-use trails, such as the Galloping Goose Trail
  • 2 km of buffered bike lanes
  • 18 km of signed bike routes
  • 3 bike boxes supporting cyclist movements at intersections
  • Over 1000 parking spots for bikes (double what was available in 2009)
  • City parkades offering 4 electric bike recharging stations and 100 bike parking spots covered with 24 hour security

Upcoming cycling infrastructure and amenities include:

  • 1.3 km bi-directional cycle track on Pandora
  • Eastbound bike lane
  • 2.8 km bicycle path along Dallas Road between Clover Point and Ogden Point
  • 50% of the new Johnson Street Bridge deck space allocated to pedestrians and cyclists

While these facilities and amenities are a good start, they are really just the tip of the iceberg for what is being planned and built to encourage more cyclists to safely get to work, shop, recreate and explore our wonderful City. Investments in cycling infrastructure to encourage all ages and abilities to cycle more not only improves the physical and mental health of citizens, but makes for a cleaner environment, stronger economic development potential and enhances the quality of life for both residents and visitors. For a map of our existing cycling facilities, click here [PDF - 1.7 MB]

Throughout this fall, a world class team of cycling experts will be working with a diverse range of City staff, community advisory groups and the public to collaboratively refine the cycling network, prioritize key cycling corridors and form an action plan to build Victoria’s cycling network. For a map of the City’s conceptual cycling network and all ages and abilities corridors, click here [PDF - 1.2 MB]

This website will be continually updated throughout this process to highlight events happening, opportunities for public feedback and present key findings.

Quote from Gil Penalosa, founder and President of 8 to 80:

“Victoria has the potential to be the first Canadian city to have a world class bicycle infrastructure. We have the opportunity to get people of all ages and abilities riding bikes as a normal part of everyday life. Victoria is an ideal biking city—it’s compact, mild, and truly beautiful. And a bikeable city brings multiple benefits, including improving the physical and mental health, having a cleaner environment, stronger economic development and enhanced mobility for all.”