bike lanes

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)

Hidden pedestrian scramble intersection already exists in Victoria

A new multi-directional crosswalk is coming to the city, but another has been hiding in plain sight

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)
The next phase of bike lanes will run through Beacon Hill Park (File photo)

Victoria’s next set of bike lanes slated to run along Beacon Hill Park

The Vancouver Street Bike Lanes are up for public discussion this week

The next phase of bike lanes will run through Beacon Hill Park (File photo)
Esquimalt looks into protected bike lanes on Lyall Street

Esquimalt looks into protected bike lanes on Lyall Street

The corridor would cost close to $4 million to complete

Esquimalt looks into protected bike lanes on Lyall Street
Lisa Helps campaigners decided to adorn bikes with reminders to vote on Thursday. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Lisa Helps campaigners target downtown Victoria bikes for election ads

Flyers were hung off of parked bikes in the downtown area

Lisa Helps campaigners decided to adorn bikes with reminders to vote on Thursday. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
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
Expect #yyjtraffic delays as Cadboro Bay Road gets bike lanes

Expect #yyjtraffic delays as Cadboro Bay Road gets bike lanes

Road work this month from Foul Bay to Christie Way in Oak Bay

Expect #yyjtraffic delays as Cadboro Bay Road gets bike lanes
The City of Victoria received a $750,000 federal grant towards finishing the first phase of their all ages and abilities bike network. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

City of Victoria receives boost for bike lanes projects

$750,000 grant will help cover Wharf, Humboldt and Vancouver street lanes construction

The City of Victoria received a $750,000 federal grant towards finishing the first phase of their all ages and abilities bike network. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
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 their safety is in the hands of oncoming cyclists

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 nearly $1 million for bike lanes in Oak Bay and Victoria

Wharf Street and Cadboro Bay Road 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. Don Denton/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. Don Denton/VICTORIA NEWS
A digital rendering of what the Wharf Street bike lanes will look like. (File Contributed)

WATCH: City approves Wharf, Humboldt Street bike lanes

Changing intersections, creating pedestrian plazas and more on the agenda

A digital rendering of what the Wharf Street bike lanes will look like. (File Contributed)
The next phase of the City’s bike network is being considered. Staff are recommending that the next lane be transferred to Vancouver Street instead of Cook Street. (File Photo

City shifts gears on Cook Street bike lanes, Vancouver St. recommended instead

Cook said to be too expensive, to inconvenient to install dedicated lanes

The next phase of the City’s bike network is being considered. Staff are recommending that the next lane be transferred to Vancouver Street instead of Cook Street. (File Photo
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 Fort bike lane work

Business continues despite noisy construction in downtown Victoria

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
The Fort Street bike lanes will soon be home to hundreds of cyclists daily. A young Victoria reader writes that bike infrastructure is far less costly than for vehicles. Ragnar Haagen/BLACK PRESS

Cyclists contribute in various ways to city

Victoria’s bike lanes a good example of money well spent, reader writes

  • Dec 19, 2017
The Fort Street bike lanes will soon be home to hundreds of cyclists daily. A young Victoria reader writes that bike infrastructure is far less costly than for vehicles. Ragnar Haagen/BLACK PRESS
Preliminary designs for the Capital Regional District’s Clover Point Pump Station area include new washrooms and upgraded public gathering spaces. (Image courtesy CRD)

Clover Point amenities plan for sewage line projects 50 parking spots lost

New bike path proposed to be built on top of Dallas Road sewer line

Preliminary designs for the Capital Regional District’s Clover Point Pump Station area include new washrooms and upgraded public gathering spaces. (Image courtesy CRD)
A cyclist rides into Victoria along the Pandora Avenue protected bike lanes. One reader argues that the rising cost of the city’s cycling network is out of control. Don Denton/Black Press

Former Victoria cycle commuter furious about bike lane cost increases

Resident upset that all taxpayers will cover cost of bike network in City

  • Dec 10, 2017
A cyclist rides into Victoria along the Pandora Avenue protected bike lanes. One reader argues that the rising cost of the city’s cycling network is out of control. Don Denton/Black Press
Mayor Lisa Helps posted images of locks she found attached to her bicycle after she left a film screening and presentation Friday evening. (Lisa Helps/Facebook)

Victoria Mayor finds bike “sabotaged”, believes she was intentionally targeted

Mayor Lisa Helps posts images to social media after movie screening

Mayor Lisa Helps posted images of locks she found attached to her bicycle after she left a film screening and presentation Friday evening. (Lisa Helps/Facebook)