A bike-friendly city provides the option for people to cycle comfortably, contributing to the health, well-being, and vibrancy of our community.
Victoria’s compact urban environment and relatively flat topography makes riding a bike a great option for many. Cycling facilities in the City include All Ages and Abilities (AAA) routes (including protected bike lanes, shared-use neighbourhoood bikeways and multi-use pathways), as well as signed bike routes, advisory bike lanes, painted bike lanes, and buffered painted bike lanes.
Click here for a map of safer, more comfortable Alll Ages and Abiliites (AAA) routes.
Map of all cycling facilities in Victoria:
Click on the map above to navigate to the most recent version of the map.
Want to learn more about bikes, and how to ride them? The new edition of Bike Sense from the BC Cycling Coalition is available online here.
Warmer weather means busier neighbourhood bikeways and multi-use pathways. If you are cycling, remember to:
- Slow down in high traffic areas
- Use your voice or bell to alert other riders and motorists
- Give lots of space to pass safely – including when sharing “elephant’s feet” crosswalks (those dotted rather than striped)
- Yield to pedestrians at all intersections including painted crosswalks and floating bus stops
- Follow the rules of the road on every trip- including using your hand signals when you are turning and come to a full stop at intersections
- Light up at night- all bikes must have a front white light and rear red light/reflector
- If it's raining, be prepared for slippery surfaces and slow down
- When riding on multi-use pathways, stay right except to pass
Get more tips for everyone sharing neighbourhood bikeways and multi-use pathways.