Victoria's AAA Cycling Network
Victoria is building a network of All Ages and Abilities (AAA) cycling routes across the City. The Network plan was adopted in 2016 and the City is aiming to complete all phases by 2022.
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Once the network is complete, 95% of the municipality will be within 500m of a AAA cycling route, providing safe and convenient access to village centres, parks, recreation centres and schools.
For up to date information on active projects, and opportunities to provide input visit the City’s engagement hub. Subscribe to our active transportation email distribution list to receive updates on these and other cycling projects in your neighbourhood; email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line 'Active Transportation email list' to sign up.
For a map of all cycling facilities in Victoria, check out the Bike Routes map on VicMap.
For a map of cycling routes throughout the region, check out the CRD’s 2019 Cycling Map.
Cycling Network Progress
Phase 1: Priority completion of the downtown core where demand and safety risk were highest.
Phase 2: Create regional connections, establish east-west and north-south routes to City boundaries.
Phase 3: Add neighbourhood connections to provide equitable access to network.
Current Project Details
Construction on Vancouver, Graham-Jackson and Harbour Road
Construction is now underway on the Vancouver Street, Graham-Jackson, and Harbour Road corridors. These projects represent a significant step in the growth of the City’s AAA cycling network. Once complete, these corridors will add ~4.8kms to the network, more than doubling its current size, extending to city limits and providing connections from the downtown core network to several neighbourhoods and to neighbouring municipalities. Work on all corridors is expected to be complete in Spring 2021.
For an overview of the road safety improvements and to learn what kind of changes are coming in different locations along the corridor, check out the Construction Overview Map [PDF].
To revisit the detailed designs that were approved by Council in August 2019, check out the links below.
Vancouver Street - Approved detailed design [PDF]
Graham-Jackson - Approved detailed design [PDF]
Harbour Road - Approved detailed design [PDF]
To receive construction updates on these projects via email, please email email@example.com and ask to be added to the 2020 construction updates mailing list.
Approved designs on Kings-Haultain, Kimta/E&N, Government Street North, and Richardson Street.
On July 9, 2020 Council approved the designs for the next phase of the AAA cycling network. Road safety improvements will be coming to four more corridors, adding ~8kms to the growing network and getting closer to completion of the City's priority AAA netowrk.
- Kings-Haultain corridor [PDF] (Douglas to Richmond Rd)
- Kimta Road/E&N Connector [PDF] (Johnson Street Bridge to E&N regional trail)
- Government Street North [PDF] (Pandora to Gorge Rd)
- Richardson Street [PDF] (Vancouver to Foul Bay Rd)
Dallas Road - Temporary designation as a multi-use trail
On July 9, 2020 Council also approved a recommendation to designate the Dallas Road cycling facility as a temporary multi-use trail for a period of 18 months. The recommendation came from staff in response to an increased demand for outdoor space in light of COVID-19 and balances City priorities around accessible spaces and ecological restoration in the park.
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Advisory Bike Lanes
Advisory bike lanes are a shared-use road design that provide dedicated space for cyclists while also supporting two-way vehicle traffic. Low traffic volumes and speeds support this road design. Humboldt Street, which forms part of the City's All Ages and Abilities cycling network, is the first in Victoria to feature advisory bike lanes though this design is used in cities across Canada, the US, and around the world.
Just like our many narrow local streets with no centre line and parked cars on both sides, motorists simply yield to one another and cyclists to pass safely. The dashed lines that form the painted bike lanes indicate that motorists can use this space to pass once they've checked for cyclists.
Advisory bike lanes also remind motorists that riders of all ages may be present and to use caution.
Check out this short video to learn more about advisory bike lanes.Go to Top