Streets & Driving
Victoria’s road network serves the needs of a growing number of users every day.
Our 258 kilometers of roadways balance the needs of active transportation users, public transit, emergency services, commercial vehicles moving goods and services, and personal vehicles.
If you are driving, remember:
- Be prepared for new traffic patterns and reduced speed limits
- Yield to pedestrians at all intersections, including painted crosswalks
- Be on the lookout and shoulder check for cyclists and pedestrians before making turns in high traffic areas. If a vehicle is stopped in front of you, the driver may be yielding for a pedestrian
- Always shoulder check before opening any car doors to avoid ‘dooring’ a cyclist
- Yield to cyclists and signal well in advance if you need to cross a designated bike lane, including protected bike lanes
- Leave your phone alone- more than 25% of fatal crashes on roads in BC involve distracted driving
To learn more about streets and driving in Victoria, browse the sections below.
Need a refresher on how to use roundabouts? Watch this short video for tips:
More tips for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians on how to use roundabouts from ICBC here