Tag Archives: bicycling
The Capital Regional that incorporates Victoria and suburban muncipalities on southern Vancouver Island conducts bicycle counts to supplement surveys and other infromation gathered from municipal engineering departments. As the project repeats the value of the information will increase, showing patterns of growth or challenges in the transportation network that need to be addressed. Some local information indicates that roads and routes improved for cycling show dramatic increases in bicycle traffic, confirming the value of infrastructure investments.
Current count data can be found at:
Harvard study finds separated cycle tracks safe for cyclists:
A study of projects in Baltimore shows that bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure construction projects create more jobs per dollar invested than do roadworks for cars. Find the study at:
Victoria’s Galloping Goose under construction at:
Check out this bike that doubles as a shopping cart!
Oak Bay is working on finishing bike lanes along Foul Bay Rd across Landsdowne Rd to complete the link to the University of Victoria. Bike lanes from downtown Victoria along Fort St. and then along Foul Bay and Henderson make for a continuous route. A gap at the intersection where road alignments are off-set remains and Oak Bay engineers are looking at some finishing touches, including a possible bike box at the location.
Capital Bike and Walk provided some advice on best designs and an open house will provide an opportunity to review plans.
Monday, July 12th, 2010
Oak Bay Municipal Hall
2167 Oak Bay Ave.
Former Councillor Gordon Price has some great pics and a well written cover of the opening of Vancouver’s separated bike lanes on Dunsmuir St. in downtown. Find it at: