We envision residents have access to convenient, green and affordable multi-modal transportation systems that enhance community well-being.

multi-modal transportationThe CRD supports local governments and partner agencies to implement a multi-modal transportation system, enabling residents to access activities and the natural wonders of our region.

Our work supports inter-jurisdictional transportation projects and initiatives that benefit the region as a whole. The CRD role in transportation is to act where it has authority, coordinate where needed, and set direction on matters that are currently not the responsibility of any partner.

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

The CRD Board has approved transportation priority area implementation strategies to reduce congestion, encourage alternatives to personal vehicle travel and take action on climate change.

At the regional level, transportation priorities align with the following plans and strategies:

The priorities also align to plans and policies from other agencies and senior governments, including:

At the local level, 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 the Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure. In addition, the CRD coordinates with partners on matters related to transportation within electoral areas:

The CRD Board Priorities confirm the CRD’s vision, mission and mandate and set the long-term strategic direction for the CRD in order to respond to community needs.

The CRD Corporate Plan (PDF) outlines how the CRD will respond to community needs and deliver on the CRD Board Priorities, ongoing service commitments and approved plans over four-years.

Committees & Commissions

The Transportation Committee provides advice and recommendations to the Board on items related to transportation.

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.

The CRD Traffic Safety Commission serves to increase traffic safety across the capital region and makes recommendations to the Board through the Transportation Committee