CRD Launches Public Engagement on Transportation in Southern Gulf Islands

Oct 13, 2021

Victoria, BC – The Capital Regional District (CRD) is gathering public input into a Southern Gulf Islands Transportation Integration Plan for the Southern Gulf Islands Electoral Area.  The goal is to develop a plan for an integrated transportation service model that supports walking and cycling networks, public transportation options, and passenger ferries to supplement travel services on and between the largest Southern Gulf Islands: Galiano, Mayne, Saturna, and North and South Pender Islands, with possible links to Salt Spring Island or Sidney on Vancouver Island.

“We are excited to continue engaging with stakeholders, service providers, and now also members of the public in new ways on this important project,” said Dave Howe, Electoral Area Director for the Southern Gulf Islands (SGI). “Their input will help us develop options for a possible new service model that improves mobility in our communities, provides real alternatives to single occupancy, fossil fuel vehicles and shapes the way people move in and around the islands well into the future.”

The CRD has been working directly with community groups and stakeholders to build on past studies and consider a new service that advances community goals of sustainability, livability, and mobility throughout the region. To now gather further input from the public, the CRD is also piloting a new digital engagement platform available at, allowing residents and visitors to participate online using a mix of interactive features, including a survey and community mapping tool, from any location.

Developing transportation service options that are community-based will help the CRD pursue future infrastructure funding opportunities in a way that is coordinated, right-sized for the islands, provides value for money, and achieves priority objectives.

To learn more, subscribe and get involved visit, email or call Justine Starke, Manager, SGI Service Delivery (CRD) at 250.360.3275.

Proud to be recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers and Canada’s Greenest Employers, the CRD delivers regional, sub-regional and local services to 13 municipalities and three electoral areas on southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Governed by a 24-member Board of Directors, the CRD works collaboratively with First Nations and all levels of government to enable sustainable growth, foster community well-being, and develop cost-effective infrastructure while continuing to provide core services to residents throughout the region. Visit us online at


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Andy Orr, Senior Manager
CRD Corporate Communications
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