All Ages and Abilities Cycling Routes in James Bay
March 2, 2021
Planning is underway for the next phase in the 32km All Ages and Abilities (AAA) cycling network. The City is currently seeking input from residents, businesses and commuters on designs and route options for the James Bay neighbourhood.
The City’s cycling network is an approved initiative, adopted by Council in 2016 and is being delivered in support of our own Official Community Plan but also the CRD Regional Pedestrian and Cycling Master Plan and South Island Multi-Modal Transportation Strategy.
Started in the downtown core, the network is designed to connect to all of our neighbourhoods, parks, employments areas, and destinations. Linking to the regional trail network and other municipalities is a part of the way we can contribute to regional mobility solutions.
Two north-south routes are planned for James Bay: Government Street and Montreal Street. Two east-west route options, Superior and Michigan Street, are also being considered – one of which will be pursued as part of priority investments by the end of 2022.
Depending on location, different designs are being considered: protected bike lanes are proposed where traffic volumes and speeds are higher, shared road designs are proposed where traffic volumes and speeds are lower. All design options and routes maintain emergency access and public transit service.
Have Your Say
Visit the Cycling Network project at engage.victoria.ca to share feedback on designs and weigh in on a preferred east-west route.
Public consultation is open until March 28, 2021.