Salt Spring Islanders Can Help Prioritize Active Transportation Network Improvements

Mar 06, 2023

Victoria, BC– Salt Spring Islanders can get involved with the next phase of active travel planning by helping select and prioritize network and infrastructure improvements. Islanders can visit to complete the survey, which will take approximately 15 minutes and will be open until 11:59 pm on March 24, 2023.

The Capital Regional District (CRD) is undertaking a planning process to create a new Active Transportation Network Plan (ATNP) for Salt Spring Island, which will have a strong focus on walkability in Ganges Village and active transportation connectivity. This work supports developing active transportation options to improve safety, accessibility, and convenience for all ages and abilities. Phases 1 and 2 of the planning process were completed in December 2022 and we are working toward the end of phase 3.

Two reports were produced in this project's first two phases, including the Baseline Conditions Report and the Engagement Summary. The Baseline Conditions Report includes a technical assessment of Salt Spring's existing road, cycling, and pedestrian networks. It consists of a summary of the barriers to active transportation and the opportunities for improvement that will be further explored as part of the ATNP process. The Engagement Summary highlights what we heard from all engagement activities completed to date, including the Saturday Market ideas fair, the first online survey, an interactive mapping activity, the ASK Salt Spring event, and the meeting with the Salt Spring Island Transportation Commission.

The results of this survey will be used to inform the final plan which is expected to be completed later in 2023. The CRD obtained funding from the BC Active Transportation Grants Program to prepare an ATNP for Salt Spring Island.


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
Tel: 250.360.3229
Cell: 250.216.5492