City of Victoria seeks feedback on proposed routes for bike lanes in James Bay

Victoria’s bike lane network will be pushing into James Bay next year and the city wants feedback from residents, businesses and commuters on the proposed routes.

North-south routes are planned for Government and Montreal streets, and there are two east-west route options on the table for Superior and Michigan streets, one of which will be designated for construction by the end of 2022.

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Different designs are being considered, depending on the location.

The city said protected bike lanes are proposed where traffic volumes and speeds are higher, and shared road designs are being considered where traffic and speeds are lower.

The James Bay section is the latest to go into the consulting stage.

The All Ages and Abilities Cycling Network plan, adopted by council in 2016 as part of the Official Community Plan, will see 32 kilometres of bike lanes through the city designed to connect to Victoria’s neighbourhoods, parks and major employments areas, and link to regional trails and other municipalities.

Residents can visit the cycling network project at engage.victoria.ca to offer feedback on designs and on the east-west route in James Bay they prefer.

The consultation process continues until March 28.

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