Daily Archives: August 3, 2019

Update on Victoria’s Cycling Network

Here is the link to a short video about Victoria’s All Ages and Abilities (AAA) cycling network, with comments by both pedestrians and cyclists.

The Wharf & Humboldt Street projects are wrapping up construction in August 2019. Bike lanes are currently open from Pandora to Fort Street and the pedestrian scramble adjacent to the Tourist Information Centre is open for use. On August 8th bike lanes will open to Government Street and on August 15th the project will open fully to Douglas Street. In addition to on-street safety ambassadors, the City is sharing videos, print materials, and information on social media to help spread the word about new features and traffic patterns. If you are driving, walking or cycling – be prepared for changes and use caution as everyone navigates the new layout. Learn more at www.victoria.ca/cycling.

In September 2019 the City will be working with the Greater Victoria Place-Making Network to paint a street mural in the new Humboldt plaza. If you would like to get involved in this community building project, email engage@victoria.ca with subject line:street mural. The final paint markings and crosswalk will be installed on Humboldt Street between Douglas and Vancouver after the Underground Infrastructure upgrades are complete this fall.

For those who were involved in recent design consultation activities, the upcoming Committee of the Whole meeting on August 8, 2019 includes recommended designs and next steps for Vancouver Street, Harbour Road and the Quadra Hillside connector. Some of these recommendations might be of particular interest to North Park residents and business owners. You can view the agenda and materials at www.victoria.ca

Visit engage.victoria.ca for the latest news on the cycling network. Stay tuned for upcoming information on early consultation and design development for AAA routes on Haultain, Richardson, Kimta / E&N, Kings Road Connector, and the Government Street North projects starting in October 2019.