West Saanich Road Bike Lane Project
West Saanich Road is a picturesque route for drivers and cyclists to explore the north end of the Peninsula. In 2008, in response to increased traffic volumes the District began to implement shoulder bike lane improvements on West Saanich Road.
In 2019, the District began working on the section from McTavish Road in the south to Frizell Road in the north. This 1.7 km section of the project will provide continuous bike lanes from McTavish Road to Birch Road and is scheduled to be complete in 2020.
Bike Lane Installation Timeline
- 2008: Bike lanes were installed from the Tseycum First Nation in the south to Birch Road in the north and included drainage and entrance improvements along the length of the project. It resulted in a wider road with 1.5 m bike lanes on both sides.
- 2013: A 700 m portion of West Saanich road was completed south of Willingdon Road.
- 2015: Bike lanes were extended 800 m from Willingdon Road to the northern entrance of Ardmore Drive.
- 2017: Completion of the 1.5 km section between Willingdon Road and the Tseycum First Nation. Road widening and drainage work was completed in December 2018.