Construction progress on Pandora protected bike lane
Construction on Victoria’s first fully-protected bike lane is moving speedily along, with signals now being installed and concrete poured.
We were enjoying the sun, taking pictures and observing the progress yesterday. If you haven’t been downtown recently, take a look below. Photos start in the 900-block of Pandora Ave (between Vancouver St and Quadra St), and head west towards Store St & the Johnson St Bridge.
Can’t wait to ride on it? Neither can we! City staff say that it is expected to be open in April, with a possible soft-opening of the first two blocks a bit earlier.
The GVCC is planning a celebration as part of the opening. If you are interested in helping, drop us an email.
New mid-block crossing sign for the 900 block of Pandora Ave, looking west towards Quadra St. (Shatterbox Coffee, Relish, Our Place)
New mid-block crossing at Amelia St looking east (800 block of Pandora), with the Central Baptist Church behind
New bike and right-turn lane lights at Blanshard St looking west, with the new curb work that will give pedestrians greater protection from right-turning vehicles
New curb work on the north-west corner of the intersection at Pandora and Blanshard. The Ocean Island Backpackers Inn is to the right of the picture.
The stretch just in front of City Hall, site of the pilot project in 2015. The bike lane is now permanent.
Looking north-west from Broad St towards Government, along Pandora Ave. McPherson Theatre in the background. Paint markings and bollards will soon be installed along this section.
Looking west towards Government St. This is your future view as you pass Broad St
A rider waiting in the lane at Store St to cross the intersection and onto the Johnson St Bridge