Vic­to­ria re­ceives fund­ing to ex­pand cy­cling net­work

Times Colonist - - The Capital / Island -

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

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