Rockland Avenue Greenway Enhancement and Road Closure Starts January 27

Rockland Avenue is a Victoria greenway that links Oak Bay Avenue to Quadra Street. Greenways encourage people to walk or cycle and provide links between special destinations such as schools, parks, commercial or recreation centres.

On Monday, January 27, a section of Rockland Avenue will close to motorists between Quadra and Vancouver Streets, to make the greenway safer and more enjoyable for pedestrians and cyclists. Local vehicle traffic will still be able to access Rockland Avenue from Vancouver Street, but there will be no exit to Quadra Street.

In addition to increasing Victoria's walkability and improving this cycling corridor, the closed road will connect Christ Church Cathedral to Pioneer Square, creating an improved green space downtown. The enhanced greenway will also guide vehicle traffic away from this residential street and onto main roads such as Fort and Fairfield.

This section of the 900 Block of Rockland Avenue will close for one year to provide the community the opportunity to experience the enhanced greenway, and for the City to assess any changes in traffic volumes on nearby streets and intersections.

Thank you to those who came out to the information session at Christ Church Cathedral on January 21.

Learn more about the project and Victoria's greenway network.