CRD Seeks Public Feedback on Regional Trails Widening and Lighting

May 25, 2021

Victoria, BC- The Capital Regional District (CRD) is considering widening and lighting certain sections of the Galloping Goose and Lochside regional trails and is seeking feedback on a 6.5 metre separated use pathway design. These sections under review include 6.6 km portions of the Galloping Goose Regional Trail between the Selkirk Trestle and Grange Road (adjacent to McKenzie Avenue) and the Lochside Regional Trail between the Switch Bridge and McKenzie Avenue/Borden Street.

The Regional Trails Management Plan was approved by the CRD Board in 2016 and identifies the need to study options for widening and separating the trails to improve safety for different types of trail users in the busiest urban sections of the Galloping Goose and Lochside regional trails. These trails currently see approximately 3 million users per year and the CRD predicts that volumes will increase significantly due to trends in population growth and a shift toward active transportation and healthy lifestyles. 

As part of the initial engagement, the public is invited to fill out a survey to offer feedback about the trail widening and lighting proposal. This survey will help CRD Regional Parks gather information about level of support for the proposed design.

The survey is now open until midnight June 13, 2021, and can be accessed online at

In addition, virtual open houses will be held on:

  • June 4th, 7-8pm
  • June 7th, 12-1pm

These open houses will offer the opportunity to learn more about the project through a presentation, followed by a Q&A session with experts. Advance registration is required. Visit the website for more information and to register.

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For media inquiries, please contact:
Andy Orr, Senior Manager
CRD Corporate Communications
Tel: 250.360.3229
Cell: 250.216.5492