Victoria receives funding to expand cycling network
Victoria has been awarded $895,000 in provincial funding for the next phase of its protected cycling network.
The 700-metre Wharf Street bike lane is one of 18 projects to receive a total of $6.1 million in BikeBC grants this year.
The two-way protected bike lane is to be built on the west side of Wharf Street between Pandora Avenue and Government Street at an estimated cost of $2.265 million.
The lane will be the third leg of the city’s protected cycling network. A twoway protected lane was completed on the north side of Pandora Avenue between Cook and Wharf streets last year at a cost of $3.4 million.
A two-way protected bike lane opened on Fort Street between Cook and Wharf last month. It was completed at a cost of $3.27 million.
Several other Island communities received BikeBC funding. Oak Bay will receive $78,160 for its Cadboro Bay Road bike-lane project, while Qualicum Beach will receive $693,830 and the We Wai Kai Nation near Campbell River will receive $2,513.
Other projects to receive funding: • Whistler — $401,698 for Fitzsimmons Valley Trail upgrades • Invermere — $299,787 for District of Invermere Westside Legacy Trail connector • University of British Columbia — $1 million for Wesbrook Mall redesign, Phase 1 • Vancouver — $332,000 for Cambie Bridge active transportation Improvements • West Kelowna — $258,697 for Boucherie Road Wine Trail, Phase 2 • Bowen Island — $135,666 for Bowen Island Spirit Trail, Phase 1 • Columbia Shuswap Regional District — $784,077 for Salmon River Road parallel trail • Fort St. John — $433,736 for 93 Avenue multi-use path • Fruitvale — $190,823 for Davis Avenue pedestrian/cycling connector • Gibsons — $331,657 for Gibsons Way multi-use path and bike lane • Quesnel — $223,500 for Johnston Street Bridge cycling improvements • Summerland — $20,000 for cycling network plan • Westbank — $21,395 for First Nation active transportation plan • Tkíemlups te Secwepemc — $10,000 for cycling network plan