Albert / Fourth Complete Street  Phase 2

This project is Phase 2 of the  Albert / Fourth Complete Street project and extends from Pine Street to Milton Street.

The project is part of the VIU Bikeway, which will connect Vancouver Island University (VIU) with downtown Nanaimo. Did you know? VIU is currently the City's largest cycling destination. 

Phase 1, which runs from Harewood Road to Pine Street, is scheduled to begin construction in January, 2022.  

Phase 2 was established as a Council priority at the Special Finance and Audit Committee meeting of December 4, 2020 and the project scope was revised at the Special Finance and Audit Committee Meeting on November 19, 2021. Phase 2 construction is scheduled for mid 2022. 

Updated Albert Fourth Phase Map

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  • Progress

    Phase 2:

    • Summer 2021 - Community engagement materials prepared and webpage published (completed)
    • Fall 2021 - Council presentation and update (completed)
    • Early 2022 - 100% Design
    • Spring 2022 - Project tendered for construction
    • Summer/Fall 2022- Project Construction 
  • Documents

    S-Curve Cross-section

    S-Curve overlay

  • Details

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q:   Why is the City constructing a bikeway on Albert Street?

    A:   The bikeway on Albert will provide the shortest and most direct route between the Downtown Mobility Hub and Vancouver Island University Mobility Hub.

    Q:   What public support has been expressed in favour of cycling facilities?

    A:   Support for cycling facilities has been generated through various public consultation initiatives such as the ‘Nanaimo Transportation Master Plan’ and the ‘Downtown Nanaimo Mobility Hub Project’.

    Q: What was the feedback from the community regarding the two options that were being considered for the bikeway on Albert Street between Kennedy Street and Cavan Street?

    A: Staff received seven responses to the public engagement initiative which was carried out from July 20 to Sept 7, 2021. Of the seven, six respondents indicated preference for Option A - Bike Lane Uphill Only, which provides the bike lane and parking in the uphill direction. Parking on-street was cited as being very important to the respondents.

    Q: What recommendations were made based on community feedback? 

    A: The Finance and Audit Committee recommend that Council reduce the scope of the Albert/Fourth Complete Street Phase 2 project to Pine Street to Milton Street and increase the budget by $400,000 in the 2022 – 2026 Financial Plan. The motion carried unanimously at the November 19th, 2021 meeting. 

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