Nanaimo City Council approved the Transportation Master Plan in 2014. Their vision is that cycling will be safe and comfortable for people of all ages and abilities. It will connect key areas and activities and contribute to the health and sustainability of the community. The objective is to increase cycling from 3000 trips per day to 15,000 trips by 2041.
Once fully completed, this proposed 5.4 km route will form the spine of Harewood’s cycling network and will connect the neighborhoods’ two largest commercial destinations.
The project, identified in the Transportation Master Plan, is being phased over a number of years.
Phases 1 & 2 have been completed on Bruce Avenue between Fourth Street and Eighth Street.
Phase 3 has been completed on Pine Street from Bowen Road to Bruce Avenue.
Phase 4 will commence in 2019. During this phase bike lanes will be installed on Bruce Avenue from Fitzwilliam Street to Fourth Street and will connect previously constructed phases to complete a safe cycling route of over 3 kilometers.
Future phases will see bike lanes on the rest of Bruce Avenue to Tenth Street.
Over All Harewood Bikeway (showing future phases)
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If you have any comments or questions on the planned improvements, please contact us at 250-754-4251 or email EngineeringInfo@nanaimo.ca.