Two new sections of Victoria’s protected bike lane network are ready to welcome riders.
New lanes on Wharf Street between Fort and Government, as well as on Humboldt between Government and Douglas opened on Thursday morning.
The City of Victoria says the latter were completed ahead of schedule.
It also warns drivers, cyclists and pedestrians to be aware of new signage, paint and traffic signal changes in the area.
The first part of the new Wharf Street bike lane, between the Johnson Street Bridge and Fort, was opened last Thursday.
The new features along the Wharf/Humboldt corridor include:
- a two-way protected bike lane from Pandora Avenue to Douglas Street and a shared, traffic-calmed road from Douglas to Vancouver Streets
- eight improved pedestrian crossings and a new pedestrian scramble crosswalk
- two urban plazas with street trees, benches and urban play features
- a new pedestrian-controlled traffic signal at Yates Street
- a new traffic signal at the Johnson Street Bridge
- new transit stops near the entrance to Reeson Park and on Government Street
“These investments are a part of the 32-kilometre cycling network that will connect every neighbourhood in Victoria by the end of 2022. The new bike lanes and pedestrian areas also contribute to increased vibrancy of the waterfront and connect existing facilities on Pandora Avenue and Fort Street,” the City of Victoria said in a statement last week.
The next section of protected bike lanes along Wharf opened this morning and the new lanes along Humboldt from Government to Douglas were completed ahead of schedule and also opened for use. Watch for new signage, paint, traffic signal changes and more! https://t.co/wiOVOFwyFK pic.twitter.com/gg5LrwGeWR
— City of Victoria (@CityOfVictoria) August 8, 2019