bike lanes

The plan would bring a new bike lane to Esquimalt, offering pedestrians and cyclists a safer route to school, work and play. (Photo courtesy of the Engineering and Public Works Department)

Council worries about traffic flow as plans for new bike lane in Esquimalt develop

Open communication and continuous monitoring are council’s priorities regarding the plans

 

Bike lanes and other transportation additions will be added to James Bay as construction gets underway week of Jan. 10. (Courtesy of the City of Victoria)

Victoria starting construction on bikes lanes from James Bay to downtown

City adding a number of transportation elements to the James Bay neighbourhood

 

The addition of the new bike lanes hope to further connect the Greater Victoria Area. (Black Press file photo)

Esquimalt adding new protected bike and pedestrian lanes in 2023

The goal of the new bike lanes is to reduce the number of cars that pass through the area

The addition of the new bike lanes hope to further connect the Greater Victoria Area. (Black Press file photo)
Approximately one in 20 workers in Victoria consistently biked to work in 2021 according to Statistics Canada’s most recent census. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria has Canada’s highest rate of commuters who bike to work, StatsCan says

Victoria had the second most people in the country who usually walked to work

Approximately one in 20 workers in Victoria consistently biked to work in 2021 according to Statistics Canada’s most recent census. (Black Press Media file photo)
Aerial maps show the initial sections of Tillicum Road to be targeted for protected bike lanes. Top diagram shows Saanich section leading to Tillicum Bridge, bottom shows continuation across Gorge Road and toward Tillicum Centre. (Courtesy District of Saanich)

Construction on Saanich’s Tillicum Road bike lanes underway soon

Delays, partial road closures expected along corridor until early September

Aerial maps show the initial sections of Tillicum Road to be targeted for protected bike lanes. Top diagram shows Saanich section leading to Tillicum Bridge, bottom shows continuation across Gorge Road and toward Tillicum Centre. (Courtesy District of Saanich)
Work will begin in August on protected bike lanes along Tillicum Road in Saanich. (Courtesy District of Saanich)

Saanich gets rolling on Tillicum Road protected bike lanes

Work to start this month with completion expected late this year

Work will begin in August on protected bike lanes along Tillicum Road in Saanich. (Courtesy District of Saanich)
Cyclists roll down Wharf Street’s protected bike lane in Victoria. (Jake Romphf/News staff)

Victoria looks at bike network past and future as city rolls with the changes

Downtown Blanshard Street portion seen as potential priority route for AAA lanes

Cyclists roll down Wharf Street’s protected bike lane in Victoria. (Jake Romphf/News staff)
A B.C. cyclist was awarded $261,000 in damages after getting struck by a driver	in 2015. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

B.C. cyclist injured after driver turned right on red awarded $261K

James Christopher Rouse says he can no longer bike due to anxiety

A B.C. cyclist was awarded $261,000 in damages after getting struck by a driver	in 2015. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
A busy stretch of Shelbourne Street near McKenzie Avenue was part of the first phase of the street’s improvement project, which is awaiting line painting for completion. The timeline for the ambitious next phase further south on Shelbourne has yet to be announced by Saanich. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Shelbourne Street improvements moving along in Saanich

Phase 1 nearly completed; significant changes in next phase include protected bike lanes

A busy stretch of Shelbourne Street near McKenzie Avenue was part of the first phase of the street’s improvement project, which is awaiting line painting for completion. The timeline for the ambitious next phase further south on Shelbourne has yet to be announced by Saanich. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
(Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

Data suggests most B.C. travellers are comfortable sharing multi-use paths with e-bikes

UBC researchers say cities can design multi-use paths to accommodate e-bikes, bikes and pedestrians

(Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Cyclists in downtown Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria gears up for Go By Bike Week with Commuter Challenge

Cyclists triumph over motorists in commuter race

Cyclists in downtown Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
Island Health medical health officer and avid cyclist, Dr. Mike Benusic, speaks during the April 20 kickoff event for Go By Bike Week. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Greater Victoria bike infrastructure applauded at Spring Go By Bike Week launch

Cyclists riding to work between May 30 and June 5 eligible for bike week prizes

Island Health medical health officer and avid cyclist, Dr. Mike Benusic, speaks during the April 20 kickoff event for Go By Bike Week. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
The City of Colwood has green-lit seven new sidewalk and cycling projects as part of its 10-year active transportation upgrade program. (Black Press Media file photo)

City of Colwood greenlights seven cycling, sidewalk upgrades

City will also welcome community input into design process in new year

The City of Colwood has green-lit seven new sidewalk and cycling projects as part of its 10-year active transportation upgrade program. (Black Press Media file photo)
Provincial grants of up to $20,000 will go towards eligible municipalities’ active transportation plan proposals. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sidney, Central Saanich benefit from B.C. funding for active transportation plans

Grants allow smaller municipalities to fund public works like those seen in larger centres

Provincial grants of up to $20,000 will go towards eligible municipalities’ active transportation plan proposals. (Black Press Media file photo)
Bonnie Lunn makes remarks about her son, the late Jordie Lunn, at the June 22 opening ceremony of the bike park named in his honour. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

UPDATE: Tires hit the dirt for Jordie Lunn Bike Park opening in Langford

‘This would be by far the best park in North America:’ Lunn friend and pro biker Darren Berrecloth

Bonnie Lunn makes remarks about her son, the late Jordie Lunn, at the June 22 opening ceremony of the bike park named in his honour. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Cyclists in Saanich are concerned for their safety on Burnside Road West near Prospect Lake Road. (Black Press Media file photo)

Rumble strips removed from Saanich’s Burnside Road West improvements

Cyclists opposed to plan relieved to hear their voices were heard

Cyclists in Saanich are concerned for their safety on Burnside Road West near Prospect Lake Road. (Black Press Media file photo)
Cyclists ride through the plaza and landscaped seating area on Vancouver Street at McClure Street. (Courtesy City of Victoria)

Completed Vancouver Street corridor adds to Victoria cycle network

2.5-kilometre route runs between Bay Street and Park Boulevard

Cyclists ride through the plaza and landscaped seating area on Vancouver Street at McClure Street. (Courtesy City of Victoria)
New changes are being proposed to four streets in James Bay to allow better access for cyclists. Residents have until June 11 to provide feedback. (Black Press Media file photo)

New revisions to James Bay bike lanes open for feedback

Routes on Government and Montreal streets planned for 2022

New changes are being proposed to four streets in James Bay to allow better access for cyclists. Residents have until June 11 to provide feedback. (Black Press Media file photo)
The intersection at Richardson and Moss streets in Fairfield. Plans to install barriers and traffic calming measures along Richardson between Cook Street and Foul Bay Road, as part of the City of Victoria’s cycling network, continue to come under fire from the public. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Richardson Street redesign continues to hear opposition in Victoria

City council votes down a call to revisit design of neighbourhood bikeway project

The intersection at Richardson and Moss streets in Fairfield. Plans to install barriers and traffic calming measures along Richardson between Cook Street and Foul Bay Road, as part of the City of Victoria’s cycling network, continue to come under fire from the public. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)