Regional Active Transportation Plan

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Cowichan Valley Regional District Active Transportation Plan: Human Powered!

The Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) is currently developing a Regional Active Transportation Plan. The plan seeks to promote accessible, safe, convenient and enjoyable transportation options as an alternative to the private automobile. The project will not only explore multi-modal network connections throughout the region, but also, it will endeavor to tackle some of the most challenging issues we are currently facing, including climate change and equity. You are human powered and we want to help you use your power to get to where you need to go.

But we need your help.

You can participate by using the tools below:

  • Using the map tool, drop a pin to let us know where in the Valley you would love to be able to get to by walking, cycling or rolling. Or, identify a route you are currently using.
  • Using the ideas tool, add an idea you have for increasing/promoting/facilitating active transportation in the Valley. Use the like button to agree with other ideas.
  • Using the stories tool, tell us about a time you spent on our trails.

The second round survey is now closed. Stay tuned for more results.

Check out the first round of engagement summary report here!

Cowichan Valley Regional District Active Transportation Plan: Human Powered!

The Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) is currently developing a Regional Active Transportation Plan. The plan seeks to promote accessible, safe, convenient and enjoyable transportation options as an alternative to the private automobile. The project will not only explore multi-modal network connections throughout the region, but also, it will endeavor to tackle some of the most challenging issues we are currently facing, including climate change and equity. You are human powered and we want to help you use your power to get to where you need to go.

But we need your help.

You can participate by using the tools below:

  • Using the map tool, drop a pin to let us know where in the Valley you would love to be able to get to by walking, cycling or rolling. Or, identify a route you are currently using.
  • Using the ideas tool, add an idea you have for increasing/promoting/facilitating active transportation in the Valley. Use the like button to agree with other ideas.
  • Using the stories tool, tell us about a time you spent on our trails.

The second round survey is now closed. Stay tuned for more results.

Check out the first round of engagement summary report here!

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    The Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) is developing a Regional Active Transportation Network that connects communities across the region, incorporating links to existing/planned local Active Transportation networks within municipalities and electoral areas. The Plan will provide priorities to guide development of a regional network over the next 10 to 20 years and will be dependent upon securing funding streams to implement the development and ongoing operation of the regional network.

    Your input will help shape the Regional Active Transportation Route Network and the development of an implementation strategy.

    WHAT IS ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION?

    Active transportation includes any form of human powered or power-assisted transportation, and is often synonymous with cycling and walking. There are many other forms such as skateboarding, in-line skating, skiing, and skating. Advancements in technology have introduced new forms of transportation including pedal assist or fully electric bicycles, electric scooters and skateboards, and other mobility assistance devices, known as micro-mobility. 

    The Regional Active Transportation Network as proposed is based on public input received through the first round of community engagement, existing/in progress local active transportation plans, assessment of the existing roadway transportation network across the region, and other supporting documentation. The Regional Network maps presented highlight the proposed Regional Active Transportation routes within the CVRD. These routes are:

    1.    Cowichan Valley Trail Completion and Improvements Route

    2.    East Route - Connects communities east of the Trans Canada Highway

    3.    Community Connections Route - Provides several links between the Cowichan Valley Trail and the proposed East Route.

    The proposed East Route and Regional Community Connectors primarily follow along existing rural roadways. This provides opportunities for development of parallel multi-use paths, roadway shoulder widening, and/or wayfinding improvements depending on given sections of the roadways under consideration. 

    The type of Active Transportation developed specific to individual sections of roadway will be determined upon further assessment and design work pending overall support of the Regional Active Transportation Network as proposed.

    Roadways within the municipalities of Ladysmith, Duncan, North Cowichan and Town of Lake Cowichan are under the jurisdiction of the individual municipalities aside from provincial highways. Roadways within the nine electoral areas of the CVRD are, however, under the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) jurisdiction. Options being considered for development of a Regional Active Transportation network follow MOTI guidelines and the BC Active Transportation Design Guide.


    The survey can also be found on the right hand column as a fillable PDF. Please make sure to submit your PDF survey to our Ingram office (175 Ingram Street) or by email to tanya.soroka@cvrd.bc.ca

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    By completing the following survey you can help us prioritize the planning and development of a regional active transportation plan. 

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