The CRD supports local governments and partner agencies to implement a multi-modal transportation system, enabling residents and visitors to access employment, services and the natural wonders of our region. Our Regional Information and Planning service coordinates with regional and provincial stakeholders, collects and analyzes data, conducts research and analysis and enables partners to advance active transportation programming. Our Regional Transportation work supports interjurisdictional transportation projects and initiatives that benefit the region as a whole.

Transit within the region is administered by the Victoria Regional Transit Commission with the exception of Salt Spring Island, which provides its own Salt Spring Island Transit System administered by the Salt Spring Island Transportation Commission.

Road networks are generally maintained and operated by municipalities. Within CRD’s three electoral areas, Juan de Fuca, Salt Spring Island and the Southern Gulf Islands, road networks are maintained and operated by Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure, as are a number of key roads within the broader region, most notably Highway 1, 14 and 17.

Transportation consistently ranks as a significant regional issue due to concerns related to congestion, travel time and GHG emissions. The CRD's Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) and Regional Transportation Plan identify objectives and policies to address these matters of regional concern.

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