Victoria is the capital of British Columbia. It is on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, along the Pacific Ocean. According to Wikipedia, “Victoria is the 7th most densely populated city in Canada with 4,405.8 people per square kilometre, which is a greater population density than Toronto.” (Wikipedia, 2019).
Active Transportation Plan | 2011
Victoria’s 2011 “Cycling and Pedestrian Master Plan” refers to Complete Streets (p. 1), and advocates for designing streets for a “universal user” (p. 3).
Strategic Plan | 2015
The City of Victoria’s Strategic Plan, 2015-2018 incorporates a Complete Streets approach. Under Objective #9: Complete a Multi-Modal and Active Transportation Network, the plan states that by 2018, Victoria will be “a national leader for cycling infrastructure and Complete Streets planning, with completed all-ages and abilities cycling network connecting all neighbourhoods and village centres.” To accomplish this, the City will “mandate and create a collaborative neighbourhood process and ‘Complete Streets’ lens for all [transportation] projects” (p. 16).