SURVEY: Share Your Thoughts on the Rockland Avenue Greenway Enhancement
July 17, 2014
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.
In late January, the 900 Block of Rockland Avenue was closed to motorists between Quadra and Vancouver Streets to make the greenway safer and more enjoyable for pedestrians and cyclists. Local vehicle traffic can still access Rockland Avenue from Vancouver Street but there is no exit to Quadra Street.
In addition to increasing Victoria's walkability and improving this cycling corridor, the closed road connects Christ Church Cathedral to Pioneer Square, creating a new green space downtown. The enhanced greenway is designed to guide vehicle traffic away from this residential street and onto main roads such as Fort and Fairfield.
The 900 Block of Rockland Avenue will be closed until the end of the year to provide the community the opportunity to experience the enhanced greenway and for City staff to assess any changes in traffic volumes on nearby streets and intersections.
We are seeking input on the changes and invite you to share your thoughts and experiences by completing our online survey.
Print surveys are also available at the Public Service Centre at City Hall and at the Parks office at the end of Nursery Road at Beacon Hill Park.
A staffed kiosk will be set up in Pioneer Square on Thursday, September 18 from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Parks and Transportation staff will be available to answer questions and the community will have the opportunity to complete the survey. Thank you to all those who dropped by our kiosk on Thursday, July 17.
You can also provide feedback on the greenway changes by email to City of Victoria Parks, by calling 250.361.0600 or by mail to: City of Victoria Parks Division, #1 Centennial Square, Victoria, BC, V8W 1P6.
We look forward to hearing from you.
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