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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

 

Susan Stokhof wants to use her new role to normalize cycling in Victoria. (File contributed/ Susan Stokhof)

Victoria sees Canada’s first bicycle mayor

Susan Stokhof was appointed the Bicycle Mayor of Victoria by an international cycling organization

 

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

 

Some members of the visually impaired community say they are afraid to use the crosswalks that stretch across bike lanes when trying to get to a bus stop. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

City of Victoria responds to blind community’s B.C. Human Rights Tribunal case

The Canadian Federation of the Blind says bike lanes can be dangerous

Some members of the visually impaired community say they are afraid to use the crosswalks that stretch across bike lanes when trying to get to a bus stop. (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
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