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More bike lanes, paths coming to Vancouver Island

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Transportation and Infrastructure

More bike lanes, paths coming to Vancouver Island

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Government Communications and Public Engagement
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BikeBC projects for Vancouver Island
Updated May 29, 30 and June 4, 2019, for clarification

BikeBC projects for Vancouver Island are among 29 projects provincewide.

Vancouver Island is approved to receive BikeBC funding totalling $5,292,167 for the following 2019-20 projects:  

  • The City of Courtenay is approved to receive $151,988 for the Fitzgerald Corridor Cycling Expansion project that will provide critical connections form the City of Courtenay’s downtown core to existing cycling facilities (Riverway Trail and 5th Street), Driftwood Mall, and provide a continuous north-south spine, which will form the foundation of the cycling network on the west side of the city.
  • The City of Courtenay is also approved to receive $75,668 for a route to connect Hawk Greenway in the south to Ryan Road and the commercial nodes to the north. Speeds will be reduced to improve safety along the route which fronts two playground areas.
  • The City of Langford is approved to receive $686,988 for a separated, multi-use paved path connecting the Goldstream Meadows and Westhills neighbourhoods to downtown Langford. 
  • The District of North Saanich is approved to receive $726,018 for new shoulder bikeways that will provide direct and safer access to the Ardmore area.
  • The District of Saanich is approved to receive $1 million for buffered bike lanes between McKenzie Avenue and Torquay Drive. 
  • The District of Sooke is approved to receive $145,665 for a separated, multi-use path connecting the Sooke Town Centre with Sun River Estates.
  • The District of Tofino is approved to receive $1 million for a separated, multi-use path from the Tofino Information Centre to the northern boundary of the Pacific Rim National Park.
  • Victoria (Capital Regional District) is approved to receive $1 million for a one-kilometre, multi-use trail connecting Victoria and Langford.
  • The Town of Qualicum Beach is approved to receive $505,841 for safety improvements on the town’s east-west multi-use path that is largely used by children as a route to and from school.

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