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.
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
If you are driving on neighbourhood bikeways:
- Be prepared for new traffic patterns, including changes to vehicle access and turn restrictions, and reduced speed limits
- Yield to pedestrians at all intersections, including painted crosswalks
- Focus on the road and avoid distractions. When you’re distracted, you react slower
- 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
- As the days get longer, remember that just before sunset the sun can shine directly into vehicles. This glare can make it much harder to see the road ahead and potential hazards.
- 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
- Keep your radio/audio on low so you can hear voices and bells
- Don't park or stop in yellow curb zones- they are there to maintain visibility for others