City of Victoria Official Community Plan

  • Date Enacted: Jul 1, 2012


The transportation and mobility policies of this plan collectively address seven broad objectives:

  • That travel modes function effectively together as a system where road right-of-ways are designed and managed to give priority to pedestrians, cyclists, public transit, and commercial vehicles over single occupancy vehicles.
  • That a hierarchical public transit network comprised of rapid, frequent, and local service levels, affordable and accessible to all, conveniently connects neighbourhoods to each other, the urban Core, urban Villages, employment areas, regional destinations and points of entry including Victoria International airport and the BC Ferry terminal at Swartz Bay.
  • That complete greenway and cycling networks that include separated bicycle lanes and generous pedestrian sidewalks and footpaths connect the urban Core, Town Centres and urban Villages with major parks, civic institutions, employment areas, recreational and cultural attractions, and other common destinations. 
  • That a coordinated system of multi-modal regional corridors move people, goods and emergency vehicles efficiently to major regional centres and regional highway and ferry points of entry. That a coordinated transportation demand management program is provided on a regional basis.
  • That new and upgraded intercity bus and inter-regional rail terminals are located in close proximity to rapid and frequent transit stations in the Downtown Core area.
  • That land transportation interconnects effectively and conveniently with marine, air and ferry transportation in and adjacent to the Harbour.

Excerpt sourced from city planning document

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