July 9, 2020

Council Highlights provide a snapshot of the progress made on City programs, initiatives and on Council decision-making. For more information on each initiative, please visit the accompanying link where noted. The items are selected highlights from the July 2 and 9, 2020 Council Meetings. To review all the topics discussed, click here to see the full agenda and webcast.

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Bicycle Master Plan - 2020 Project Designs and Network Update
Council has approved the next phase of projects in the City’s active transportation network. These include:

  • Adopting recommended designs for the Kimta Road /E&N Connector. Angle parking on Cooperage and Paul Kane Place will not be implemented. Council also directed staff to proceed to detailed design for this project, work with the CRD on a memorandum of understanding to coordinate construction, apply for grant funding to support project implementation, and incorporate project costs into the 2021 Draft Financial Plan. Council also directed staff to work, outside of this project, with the Songhees Neighbourhood residents, the International Marina and Boom & Batten Restaurant on parking nuisances and livability concerns on several streets in the area.
  • Adopting the recommended designs for the Kings-Haultain corridor, Government Street North, and Richardson Street corridors. Council also directed staff to undertake an additional exploration for traffic calming on Fernwood Road and adjacent streets in the 2600 blocks between Haultain and Ryan Streets as part of the 2021 financial planning process, and to proceed to detailed designs for these projects and to incorporate project costs into the 2021 Draft Financial Plan.
  • Temporarily designating the new Dallas Road facility, between Lewis Street and Clover Point, as a multi-use pathway for up to 18 months.
  • Hosting a workshop with Council to explore changes to scope and sequencing for construction of the remainder of the priority Network, prior to the 2021 Financial Plan Process.

Each project is intended to improve accessibility and contribute to maintaining a balanced transportation network for all road users. For more information on opportunities later this summer to provide feedback into future capital projects, please visit engage.victoria.ca.

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