bike lanes

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 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

 

The expansion of the City of Victoria’s all ages and abilities bike lanes network includes a route down Richardson Street that will alter the traffic pattern from Cook Street, much to one area resident’s frustration. (Don Denton/News Staff)

LETTER: Upcoming bike lane extension in Fairfield a burden, resident says

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  • Sep 3, 2020

 

A commuter crosses the border from Oak Bay into Victoria over Foul Bay Road from McNeill Avenue onto Richardson Street where there is soon to be a diverter for westbound vehicles. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)                                A commuter crosses the border from Oak Bay into Victoria over Foul Bay Road from McNeill Avenue onto Richardson Street where there is soon to be a diverter for westbound vehicles. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Victoria mayor responds to Oak Bay Council with letter about bike way

Oak Bay council offered visit by Victoria planners regarding Richardson bike way

A commuter crosses the border from Oak Bay into Victoria over Foul Bay Road from McNeill Avenue onto Richardson Street where there is soon to be a diverter for westbound vehicles. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)                                A commuter crosses the border from Oak Bay into Victoria over Foul Bay Road from McNeill Avenue onto Richardson Street where there is soon to be a diverter for westbound vehicles. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Cycling advocates call for more pedestrian space, temporary bike lanes during pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo).

Victoria cycling advocates call for more pedestrian space, temporary bike lanes during pandemic

An increase in foot traffic means transportation needs to be prioritized, advocates say

Cycling advocates call for more pedestrian space, temporary bike lanes during pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo).
Horse-drawn carriages are permitted to go down the bike lanes on Humboldt Street. (Nicole Crescenzi/ News Staff)

City asks horse carriages, bikes to share portion of downtown Victoria bike lane

The Humboldt and Douglas Street intersection is now a dead-end street

Horse-drawn carriages are permitted to go down the bike lanes on Humboldt Street. (Nicole Crescenzi/ News Staff)
Victoria unveils next phase of bike lane network

Victoria unveils next phase of bike lane network

The City seeks feedback into new designs for bike lanes proposed for 2020

Victoria unveils next phase of bike lane network
Can you dig it? BMX rider and trail builder Dylan King jumps Ucluelet’s new BMX park on a beautiful autumn day. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Vancouver Island’s West Coast going wild about cycling

Ongoing project will tie Tofino and Ucluelet together with a paved cycling trail

Can you dig it? BMX rider and trail builder Dylan King jumps Ucluelet’s new BMX park on a beautiful autumn day. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
More than 1 million cycling trips have been made on the Pandora bike lanes. (Black Press file photo)

More than 1 million cycling trips made on Victoria’s first bike lanes

The City of Victoria says the lanes see an average of 1,100 trips per day

More than 1 million cycling trips have been made on the Pandora bike lanes. (Black Press file photo)
The new table tennis table at the Humboldt Plaza has some taxpayers concerned. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Grumpy taxpayers question Victoria’s $5,000 ping pong table

Tax watchdog group believes funds could have been used elsewhere

The new table tennis table at the Humboldt Plaza has some taxpayers concerned. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
A bike lane may go right through the playground at Quadra Elementary School (Google Maps)

Parents feel unheard about proposed bike lane through schoolyard

Proposed lane would run up Fifth Street, through the playground at Victoria’s Quadra Elementary

A bike lane may go right through the playground at Quadra Elementary School (Google Maps)
City planners have proposed minimizing pubic consultation and hiring new staff to expedite the completion of phase 1 of the Victoria bike network. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria considers hiring more staff, less public engagement to get bike lanes built faster

An expedited installation of bike lanes could cost an extra $410,000

City planners have proposed minimizing pubic consultation and hiring new staff to expedite the completion of phase 1 of the Victoria bike network. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
An early rendering of the Humboldt-Wharf-Government Street intersection shows the removal of the current central island, and the ability to drive directly from Wharft to Humboldt, which is currently not possible. A marked pedestrian scramble will also be installed at this site. (File contributed/City of Victoria)

New multi-directional crosswalk is coming to Vancouver Island

Pedestrian scramble intersections rare, but one already exists in Victoria

An early rendering of the Humboldt-Wharf-Government Street intersection shows the removal of the current central island, and the ability to drive directly from Wharft to Humboldt, which is currently not possible. A marked pedestrian scramble will also be installed at this site. (File contributed/City of Victoria)
Susan Stokhof believes that the City of Victoria needs to learn from the Dutch about creating a healthy bike culture. (File contributed/ Susan Stokhof)

Look to the Dutch for better bike networks, says Victoria cyclist

Online bike shop owner studied cycle-based urban planning in Amsterdam

Susan Stokhof believes that the City of Victoria needs to learn from the Dutch about creating a healthy bike culture. (File contributed/ Susan Stokhof)
Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps accepted a Climate and Energy Action Award from BC Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, George Heyman (right) and Patrick Johnstone, Chair of the Community Energy Association. File contributed

City of Victoria wins environmental award for contentious bike lanes

Mayor Lisa Helps accepted a Climate and Energy Actions award from the BC Minister of Environment

Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps accepted a Climate and Energy Action Award from BC Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, George Heyman (right) and Patrick Johnstone, Chair of the Community Energy Association. File contributed
Some members of the visually impaired community say they are afraid to use the crosswalks at bike lanes when trying to get to a bus stop. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Blind community says bike lanes put their lives at risk

Visually impaired Victorians say the City knew of problems, built bike lanes anyway

Some members of the visually impaired community say they are afraid to use the crosswalks at bike lanes when trying to get to a bus stop. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
Oak Bay scored funding for its Cadboro Bay Road bike lane project. (Christine van Reeuwyk/Oak Bay News)

Province provides more than $1.5 million for Island cycling

Victoria, Oak Bay, Qualicum Beach among the cycling infrastructure projects funded

Oak Bay scored funding for its Cadboro Bay Road bike lane project. (Christine van Reeuwyk/Oak Bay News)
City Council and staff reflect on what they’ve learned from the Pandora Avenue and Fort Street bike lanes. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Lessons learned: City reflects on bike lane construction

Councillors and City staff said there are better strategies to apply to new bike lanes

City Council and staff reflect on what they’ve learned from the Pandora Avenue and Fort Street bike lanes. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
Cook Street Village area residents Brian Kendrick, left, and Robert McConnell are among those ramping up efforts to put the brakes on a proposed bike lane system for the south section of Cook Street. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Cook Street bike lane opposition grows among residents

City of Victoria says it’s still looking at various options

Cook Street Village area residents Brian Kendrick, left, and Robert McConnell are among those ramping up efforts to put the brakes on a proposed bike lane system for the south section of Cook Street. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
The sidewalk outside businesses in the 700-block of Fort Street remains interrupted due to construction on the protected bike lane, although every retailer has customer access. Anna James/VICTORIA NEWS

Latest disrupted retailers remain positive during Victoria bike lane work

Business continues despite noisy construction downtown

The sidewalk outside businesses in the 700-block of Fort Street remains interrupted due to construction on the protected bike lane, although every retailer has customer access. Anna James/VICTORIA NEWS