The City is building a new network of all ages and abilities cycling infrastructure.
The goal is to improve road safety for people on bikes and connect the downtown core with schools, parks, community centres and other destinations.
The next phase of development for the City's bicycle network is focused on connecting All Ages and Abilities (AAA) infrastructure in the downtown core to residential neighbourhoods, employment centres, schools, parks, and recreation centres. Corridors that will be improved in 2020 include:
- Kings-Haultain corridor
- Government Street North
- Richardson Street
- Kimta Road
From October 11 to December 15, City staff collected feedback through online and in-person activities. Over 1,000 participants, including commuters, residents, and stakeholders provided input, suggestions, comments, and insights. The public feedback period is now closed, but to view the design concepts and details about engagement activities, visit the Have Your Say Engagement Platform
City staff is recording and reviewing thousands of comments and suggestions received through public consultation and will continue to refine the designs through continued consultation with agency partners and further technical analysis. All feedback received will be considered in the preparation of recommended design concepts, which will be presented to Council in early 2020.
The City of Victoria is continuing to make investments in active transportation to improve safety and comfort for people walking and cycling. There are three major projects in 2019 proposed for The City of Victoria: Vancouver Street; Harbour Road; and a Hillside/Quadra connector. Information, proposed designs and engagement opportunities took place in Spring 2019 and were approved by Council in August 2019. Construction on all three projects is expected to start in early 2020.
Recently Open: Wharf-Humboldt Corridor
The Wharf-Humboldt protected bike lanes are now open. The shared-use cycling facilities along the remainder of the Humboldt corridor are scheduled to open in early 2020 once underground improvements are complete.
Looking for a primer on the new network, how we got here and what's next? Click the links below to expand the answer and be sure to visit the corridor pages in the navigation for a closer look at specific routes.