More than 1 million cycling trips have been made on the Pandora bike lanes. (Black Press file photo)

More than 1 million cycling trips made on Pandora bike lanes

The City of Victoria says the lanes see an average of 1,100 trips per day

Victoria’s bike lanes have received a lot of love and a lot of hate, but at the end of the day many people are using them.

According to counts calculated by the City of Victoria, since the Pandora Avenue bike lanes opened on May 1, 2017 over one million cycling trips have been made along the route.

ALSO READ: Next phases of Victoria bike lanes coming up for discussion

The Pandora lanes see an average of 1,100 cycling trips per day, and more than 35,000 cycling trips per month.

“This is a significant mobility milestone for our city and demonstrates why our cycling network is so important. Simply put – people want to use it,” said Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps.

Following the Pandora lanes, more have opened up on Fort Street, Wharf Street and Humboldt Street.

Since May 27, 2018 the Fort Street bike lanes have seen 302,084 trips. Since the Wharf Street lanes opened on Aug. 8, they’ve seen an average of 1,829 rides per day.

The Harbour Road counter at the Galloping Goose trail, which will have a bike lane installed in 2020, has seen an average of 1,788 trips per day between Jan. 1, 2016 and Sept. 23, 2019

In 2020, more lanes are expected to open on Vancouver Street, Graham and Jackson Streets.

ALSO READ: Are the Victoria bike lanes too narrow?

When the All Ages and Abilities bike lanes are completed, the network will consist of 32 kilometres of protected and separated lanes.

vnc.editorial@blackpress.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter
and Instagram

bike lanes

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Island riders conquering new heights

With no races, cyclists tackle Everest challenge to lift community

Saanich police search for suspect accused of using stolen credit, debit cards

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers says suspect made numerous fraudulent purchases

Homeless woman sentenced to 18 months in jail for selling drugs to Victoria police officer

Officer paid $20 for a substance consisting of heroin, fentanyl and caffeine

Family restaurant to hold Saturday fundraiser for Beirut blast

Wrap and Roll will donate all sales to victims of blast

Police looking for witnesses of alleged assault in Burnside Gorge’s Cecila Ravine

Concerned woman pushed to the ground, had phone broken while taking a photo of a dog

53 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths cap off week of high infection rates in B.C.

Roughly 1,500 people are self-isolating because they either have COVID-19 or have been exposed to it

Fitness non-profit challenges citizens to invent a game to be physically active

The campaign was launched after a study showed only 4.8 per cent of children and youths in Canada met required standards of the 24-hour movement guidelines

VIDEO: U.S. Air Force pilot does fly-by for B.C. son amid COVID border separation

Sky-high father-son visit plays out over White Rock Pier

3 Vancouver police officers test positive for COVID after responding to large party

Union president says other officers are self-isolating due to possible exposure

Vancouver Island team takes on wacky challenges of world’s largest scavenger hunt

Greatest International Scavenger Hunt taking place Aug. 1-8

New mothers with COVID-19 should still breastfeed: Canada’s top doctor

Dr. Theresa Tam made the recommendation during World Breastfeeding Awareness Week

Collapse of Nunavut ice shelf ‘like losing a good friend:’ glaciologist

The ice shelf on the northwestern edge of Ellesmere Island has shrunk 43 per cent

RCMP looking for missing teen in Comox Valley

Jenessa Shacter was last seen going for a walk in downtown Courtenay

B.C. wildfire crews have battled 111 blazes in the last seven days

Twenty-nine fires remain active, as of Friday (Aug 7)

Most Read