Backgrounder: Canada invests in active transportation improvements on Vancouver Island


Backgrounder: Canada invests in active transportation improvements on Vancouver Island

The Government of Canada is investing $10,942,177 through the Active Transportation Fund (ATF) to support seven active transportation improvement projects on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

Project Information:



Project Name

Project Details

Federal Funding

Township of Esquimalt

Township of Esquimalt

New Protected Bike Lanes along the High Priority Tillicum Corridor

The project will construct 500 metres of protected bike lanes, a pedestrian crossing, and signal upgrades on Tillicum Road between Craigflower Road and the Gorge Bridge.


District of Oak Bay; District of Saanich

University of Victoria

Active Transportation Pathway Improvements for the University of Victoria

The project will generate new pedestrian and bicycle pathways, improve lighting, wayfinding and signage, and integrate traffic calming measures into road crossing points.


City of Port Alberni

Tseshaht First Nation

Pathway Pre-Feasibility Approach, Connecting the Communities

The project will complete a prefeasibility study of a continuous regional pathway connecting Tseshaht First Nation, the City of Port Alberni, and Hupacasath First Nation.


Town of Qualicum Beach

Town of Qualicum Beach

Beach Creek Waterfront Walkway and Viewing Platform

The project will create a separated walkway for pedestrians and cyclists adjacent to the newly constructed Memorial Roundabout.


District of Saanich

The Corporation of the District of Saanich

Shelbourne Street Improvements Project – Phase 3

The project will transform a 1.1 kilometre segment of Shelbourne Street into a “complete street”, including new sidewalks, protected bike lanes, transit infrastructure, and other associated works.


District of Ucluelet

Toquaht Nation

Active Transportation Network Plan and Implementation Strategy

The project will complete an active transportation network plan and implementation strategy, focusing on the village of Macoah and the Secret Beach subdivision.


City of Victoria

The City of Victoria

Safety and Active Travel Upgrades for Fort Street

The project will construct over 880 metres of two-way protected bike lanes, over 3680 metres of one-way protected bike lanes, install seven new crossings, and perform upgrades to existing crosswalks, transit shelters, and complete other accessibility enhancements as part of the City’s All Ages and Abilities priority cycling network.


* Federal funding is conditional on the signing of funding agreements.

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