UPDATED: Humboldt bike lanes next in Victoria’s Biketoria plan

Public input sought on new designs; protected two-way, shared lanes being considered

The City of Victoria wants to know what you think about the design for new bike lanes along the Humboldt corridor.

Concept drawings show both cars and vehicles travelling in shared lanes between Douglas and Cook streets. Signage would indicate that cyclists may travel in the centre of the lane, as is the case on the Johnson Street bridge.

Protected lanes between Government and Douglas streets are also proposed, either with a two-way bike lane on the south side of Humboldt Street, or one-way bike lanes on each side, with westbound and eastbound vehicle lanes remaining in the centre.

A document on the City’s website indicates that two-way lanes for the stretch from Government to Douglas would reduce parking impacts. Two one-way lanes were presented as an alternative, but would require more space and could be more expensive.

The city is also doing seeking feedback for lanes on Wharf and Cook streets: two-way protected lanes for Wharf, and one-way protected lanes on each side of the street for Cook.

RELATED: Victoria’s protected bike lanes to stretch 5 km by 2019

Designs are in the early stages and the city is seeking public feedback. You can visit the project website for more information, send an email to engage@victoria.ca or visit one of the on-street or open house events:

Nov. 27: Douglas at Humboldt streets, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Nov. 28: Wharf at Yates streets, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Nov. 29: Cook Street at Pandora Avenue, 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Dec. 1: City Hall antechamber, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Dec. 7: Victoria Conference Centre – Oak Bay Room, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Dec. 2 to Dec. 6: Walking tour, sign up at engage@victoria.ca

lauren.boothby@vicnews.com

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