Simon Fraser University - The City Program

#BIKETORIA: How the City of Victoria Aims to Be One of the Best Small Cities in the World for Cycling
June 29, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Free, June 29, 2016, 12-1:30 pm PDT

Victoria City Council has made an unprecedented commitment to building a world-class cycling network that's comfortable for people of all ages and abilities and connects all neighbourhoods and destinations in the city. #BIKETORIA is the project that brings the council’s bold vision and commitment to life. Through this project, the council unanimously approved an All Ages and Abilities (AAA) bicycle network which, when complete, will provide over 24 kilometres of enhanced bicycle infrastructure.

The process to develop the network came with concerns about impacts on parking, traffic and neighbourhoods, as well as concerns about inadequate consultation, among other things. This webinar will tell the #BIKETORIA story of how Victoria strives to be one of the world’s most active, healthy and happy small cities. It will share lessons learned along the way from the perspectives of politicians, businesses and the cycling community. 

#BIKETORIA was developed by the City of Victoria, Urban Systems, Alta Planning + Design, 8 80 Cities, and Gehl Architects. Learn more: What is #Biketoria?

Brian Patterson, Transportation Planner, Urban Systems


Jeremy Loveday, City Councillor, City of Victoria
Edward Pullman, President, Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition
Jayne Bradbury, Fort Properties Ltd.