South Island Transportation Strategy
In September 2020, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure released the South Island Transportation Strategy (PDF, 9.2 MB), which lays the groundwork for future improvements to the ways people get around on southern Vancouver Island.
The strategy focuses on improvements to transit and active transportation, and advancing these priorities requires partnerships with Indigenous, local and regional governments and BC Transit.
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure will be working with partners to support the implementation of short-, medium- and long-term priorities identified in the strategy.
Each of the identified priorities supports the goals of the strategy: to ensure sustainable options for a variety of travel modes, to strengthen connections between travel modes and improve connections between communities, to improve the safety and reliability of the transportation network, and to support and encourage active transportation options.
The strategy is part of CleanBC, a plan to help transform how people move around, while encouraging more active transportation in communities. Improving active transportation on Southern Vancouver Island is also part of the B.C. government’s Active Transportation Strategy, Move. Commute. Connect.