All Ages and Abilities Cycling Network

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Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on cycling routes in James Bay!

The design consultation process closed on June 11th. Over 1300 respondents participated in our digital survey and provided input through our virtual mapping tool. An additional 250 people participated in virtual meetings and provided written submissions. We appreciate you taking the time to get involved.

Designs for cycling routes in James Bay were approved by Council in August 2021. You can find the engagement summary report under "additional documents and resources".

About the Network

The City is building a 32km network of All Ages and Abilities (AAA) cycling infrastructure to improve road safety and provide affordable transportation options for residents. Our goal is to provide safe, comfortable connections for people who want to ride more often or who are concerned about safety to access schools, parks, community centres, regional trails, and destinations throughout our community. The Cycling Network plan was adopted in 2016.


Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on cycling routes in James Bay!

The design consultation process closed on June 11th. Over 1300 respondents participated in our digital survey and provided input through our virtual mapping tool. An additional 250 people participated in virtual meetings and provided written submissions. We appreciate you taking the time to get involved.

Designs for cycling routes in James Bay were approved by Council in August 2021. You can find the engagement summary report under "additional documents and resources".

About the Network

The City is building a 32km network of All Ages and Abilities (AAA) cycling infrastructure to improve road safety and provide affordable transportation options for residents. Our goal is to provide safe, comfortable connections for people who want to ride more often or who are concerned about safety to access schools, parks, community centres, regional trails, and destinations throughout our community. The Cycling Network plan was adopted in 2016.


  • Final James Bay Consultation- Open until June 11

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    The final round of engagement for cycling routes in James Bay is now open until June 11th, 2021.

    The first round of engagement for cycling routes in James Bay saw over 600 respondents provide feedback on initial designs and route options from February 5 to March 28th. Thank you!

    Staff have taken this feedback along with that from partner agencies and have updated the designs and are looking for more feedback.

    Following the close of this final survey, staff will review the feedback, update the designs, and report to Council with recommendations this summer, with a goal to initiate construction in 2022.



  • James Bay Public Consultation Now Open

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    February 5, 2021

    Planning is underway for cycling routes in the James Bay neighbourhood.

    The City is seeking community feedback on full-length design concepts and a preferred east-west route in James Bay. This work is part of the ongoing implementation of the City's All Ages and Abilities Cycling Network.

    Watch the virtual corridor tour videos, complete the survey, provide detailed feedback on the route map tool, or ask questions in the Q&A forum.

    The period of public input will be open until March 28, 2021.

    Investments in James Bay will be implemented as part of the final phase of the priority cycling network, in 2022.

  • Consultation closed for Oaklands and Fernwood Connectors, Fort Central, and Jubilee routes

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    December 1, 2020

    The period of public input for the next phase of routes in the City's All Ages and Abilities Cycling Network is now closed. We heard from more than 1000 residents, businesses, and commuters between August 15 and November 30 through both phases of public consultation. Thank you to all who provided input.

    Over the coming months staff will review all comments and feedback collected online and through virtual community meetings, meet with agency partners for detailed design feedback, and continue technical analysis to further refine the full-length designs. Staff will present recommended designs to Council for consideration in early 2021.

  • Consultation Open: Oaklands Connector, Fernwood Connector, and Fort Street Central corridors

    September 21, 2020

    Planning is now underway for the next phase of capital projects in the All Ages and Abilities cycling network.

    You are invited to provide feedback on preliminary design concepts for the Oaklands Connector, Fernwood Connector, and Fort Street Central corridors. Each corridor has a short video to introduce the corridor and preliminary design concept and a short online survey is available to collect your input.

    These surveys intend to collect some early insights to inform full-length design concepts which will be shared with the public later this fall during a second phase of engagement on this project.

    Stay tuned for more opportunities to participate!

  • Harbour Road Now Open

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    September 14, 2020

    Construction is substantially complete on Harbour Road. The two-way protected bike lanes and the new mid-block pedestrian crossing are now open for use. You can expect to see crews on site for ongoing minor construction activities over the coming weeks. Later this fall, lighting upgrades at the mid-block crossing and a new urban art Community Hub installation at the Galloping Goose trailhead will be added to wrap up this complete streets project.

    The two way protected bike lanes connect the multi-use deck of the Johnson Street Bridge to the trailhead of the Galloping Goose Regional Trail creating a seamless protected cycling experience. This fills a gap in the regional network, connecting the downtown core to the regional trail system for users of All Ages and Abilities.

  • Jubilee Consultation Now Open

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    August 15, 2020

    Planning is now underway for the next phase of capital projects in the All Ages and Abilities cycling network.

    You are invited to provide preliminary feedback on route selection in the Jubilee neighbourhood. A video will introduce the project, route options, and associated designs and a short online survey is available to collect your input.

    This survey intends to collect some preliminary insights to inform full-length design concepts which will be shared with the public later this fall during a second phase of engagement on this project.

    Stay tuned for more opportunities to participate!

  • Construction Start on Vancouver-Graham-Jackson and Harbour Road

    August 7, 2020

    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.

    To receive construction updates on these projects via email (sent every 2-3 weeks), please email engage@victoria.ca and ask to be added to the '2020 construction updates' mailing list.

  • Designs approved for Kings-Haultain, Richardson, Kimta / E&N Connector, and Government Street North corridors

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    July 10, 2020

    On July 9, 2020 Council approved the next phase of cycling routes in the City’s All Ages and Abilities Network. Council passed several motions adopting the recommended designs for road safety improvements on Kings-Haultain, Kimta Road / E&N Connector, Government Street North, and Richardson Street. Council directed staff to make a few changes to the recommended designs including: not adding angled parking on Paul Kane and Cooperage Place as part of the Kimta/E&N project, and expanding the scope of the Haultain corridor project to include opportunities for traffic calming on Fernwood Road. Council also directed staff to proceed to detailed design and to incorporate project costs into the 2021 Draft Financial Plan.

    Council also adopted the recommendation to temporarily designate the off-street bike path on Dallas Road, from Lewis Street to Ogden Point, to a multi-use pathway for a term of 18 months. This recommendation came 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.

    To view the comprehensive report, design materials, engagement appendices, or to watch the discussion that took place and hear the specific motions carried, please visit our website.

    The staff report, and design appendices are found in the Committee of the Whole Agenda from July 2, 2020 (under item G.2). To view the design details, select Appendices A-F.

    Further discussion on the projects and final motions passed to adopt the designs took place in the Council meeting to follow COTW (afternoon meeting) and Council meeting (evening meeting) on July 9, 2020. To view these meetings online, please visit our website.

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