Pedestrian & Cycling Master Plan
As a key part of the Regional Transportation Plan to encourage active transportation, the Regional Pedestrian and Cycling Master Plan (PCMP) was developed to help direct planning and investment decisions that support more cycling and walking in everyday life.
Call for Volunteers
We are seeking volunteers for the West Shore bicycle count, May 7-9. email Corey if you can spend a couple of hours helping us improve cycling in the region.
The data collected by our volunteers is crucial to increasing safety and improving cycling facilities where most needed.
Pedestrian Cycling Master Plan Gets Boost from Federal Government
The CRD's Pedestrian and Cycling Master Plan (PCMP) will soon be implemented thanks to a contribution of $780,950 from the Government of Canada’s Gas Tax Fund.
To encourage residents to stay active, the PCMP will implement pedestrian and cycle-friendly infrastructure, such as bike activated warning signals, advisory bike lanes, and traffic calming for bike boulevards, solar-powered signage, automated count stations, and secure lock-up systems that support dual-mode trips such as cycling and transit.The PCMP also promotes a Rider / Driver Etiquette campaign and a road skills course. Read more
2012 Cycle Counts
The CRD Cycle counts have now been mapped and are available for viewing.
Regional Planning collaborates with Royal Roads Masters students
Students enrolled in RRU’s Sustainable Community Development Leadership program picked the CRD as their “community of interest” and the PCMP as their “leadership challenge”.
A team of nine professionals from several disciplines looked into the masterplan and applied their contemporary knowledge on community engagement to develop and recommend a program to move the Engagement, Evaluation and Education elements of the masterplan closer to implementation.
The tool kit and evaluation report were recently completed. Many thanks to the students for their excellent work - we look forward to working with their recommendations.
Salt Spring Island joins the plan
Salt Spring Island will be included in the Regional Pedestrian and Cycling Masterplan, aptly named PCMP – SSI Edition. Launched in April 2012, the project oversight team includes members from the Transportation Commission, Island Pathways, Islands Trust, Ministry of Transportation and CRD staff from both Salt Spring Island and the Victoria Regional Planning office.
Alta Planning and Design will undertake the technical work of converting the Island's existing cycle network into the standardized mapping format used for the rest of the region. The volunteer oversight team will undertake the community engagement. A draft plan was presented in June at the Salt Spring Velo Village celebration.
Stay tuned for updates!
Short-term Implementation Plan for the PCMP
The recommendations from the PCMP are currently being integrated into the Regional Transportation Plan as a key component to the multi-modal approach to sustainable transportation planning in the region. The RTP is slated for completion in the Spring of 2013.
In the meantime, we are developing a list of projects that support the "soft E's" of active travel (Education, Enforcement, Encouragement and Evaluation). We are also submitting an application to the Regional Gas Tax fund. Check back here in the Fall for updates on the application.
Test ride the DRAFT Cycle Map!
In response to many requests for a free on-line bike map which shows all the cycle routes in the CRD, we have created a map that is in the "beta-test" stage. You can find the map on the community atlas:
Each link on the network has been colour coded according to whether the route is:
- comfortable for all users - green
- for confident and enthused riders - yellow
- for strong and fearless riders - red!
To find the cycle route layer:
- Launch the Community Atlas Viewer
- Click on the Layers tab - top right
- Check Natural Areas Atlas layer
- Click open the layer and scroll down to check the Cycle Data box
What do you think of cycle map?
Please submit your comments / changes / suggestions. Use the tools to mark up the map, make a PDF of your suggestions and email your map to us. If you just want to talk to a human about the map, we'd love to hear from you: 250.360.3156.
GVCC adopts the PCMP!
The Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition has formed a PCMP committee from among their ranks to support the plan from the grassroots. They are focusing on how their organization can contribute to delivering the soft "E"s identified in the plan to guide their vision and organizational aspirations.