Albert / Fourth Complete Street

The Albert / Fourth Complete Street project aims to increase the safety and comfort for people who walk, bike, take transit, and drive along this corridor.  This project will see the continuation of on-street cycling facilities between the Downtown Mobility Hub and Vancouver Island University Mobility Hub, which is the City's largest cycling destination. This cycling route is also referred to as the VIU Bikeway.  

Albert Fourth Logo

The project is being completed in two phases.

Phase 1 will start at the intersection of Fourth Street and Harewood Road, and will continue east to Pine Street. Phase 1 construction is scheduled to start later this year.  

Phase 2 will pickup where Phase 1 leaves off and continue along Albert Street to Cavan Street. Phase 2 construction is scheduled to start in 2022.

Phase Map vert

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Check out the project map and other additional information under the tabs below.  Or contact us directly:

Email engineeringinfo@nanaimo.ca | Phone  250-755-4409
  • Progress

    Phase 1 (Fourth Street - Harewood to Pine)

    Phase 1 of the project is currently in the final stages of engineering design, and is currently scheduled for construction late 2021 / early 2022.

    Check out the details tab for more information about Phase 1.

    Phase 2 (Albert Street - Pine to Cavan)

    Phase 2 of the project is currently in the early stages of engineering design, watch for more details coming soon. Construction of Phase 2 is currently scheduled for late 2022.

     
  • Documents

    The project is supported by several other planning documents and initiatives including:

    Nanaimo Downtown Mobility Hub Project 

    Nanaimo Transportation Master Plan

    Harewood Neighbourhood Plan

    BC Active Transportation Guide

  • Details

    Phase Map vert

    Phase 1 (Fourth St- Harewood to Pine)

    Phase 1 will start at the intersection of Fourth Street and Harewood Road, and will continue east to Pine Street. Phase 1 includes:

    • New buffered cycling lane, concrete curb, grassed boulevard and concrete sidewalk on the south side,
    • New buffered shared use path on the north side, 
    • Crosswalk safety improvements,
    • Transit stop improvements,
    • Utility Upgrades.

    Phase 1 construction is currently scheduled to start in late 2021.

    Below is a conceptual cross section of what the Phase 1 proposed upgrades will look like. 

    Phase 1 xsection

    Phase 2 (Albert Street - Pine to Cavan)

    Phase 2 will pickup where Phase 1 leaves off and continue to Cavan Street. Phase 2 includes:

    • New cycling facilities,
    • Crosswalk safety improvements,
    • Transit stop improvements,
    • Road widening between Pine Street and Kennedy Street,
    • Utility Upgrades.

    Phase 2 construction is currently scheduled to start in 2022.

    Watch for more details coming soon. 

  • Background

    Historical Photos

    Some historical photos courtesy of the Nanaimo Community Archives.

    Albert Historical

    Old Aerial Photo

    Miners on bikes circa late 1800s

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