The Fort Street bike lanes are painted and will open on May 27. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Fort Street bike lanes making their debut with roll-out event Sunday

Completion marks the second east-west connector dedicated to downtown cyclists

Just in time for Bike to Work Week, the Fort Street bike lanes are opening May 27.

Paint was put down on the lanes on Tuesday, and only a few orange pylons are stopping cyclists from using the new east-west path between Wharf and Cook streets.

On Sunday the City of Victoria, in partnership with Fabulous Fort, the Downtown Victoria Business Association, PARC Retirement residences and community partners will host the Fort Street Roll-Out Celebration, in the street’s 700-block, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

The celebration will feature live music, family activities, interactive stations, safety ambassadors, photo stations and free bicycle rentals. There will also be activities on each block between Wharf and Cook Streets with a “passport” designed to encourage walking and cycling on the corridor. Those who fill out their passport will be entered into a draw to win prizes, including one of four new bikes.

For more information on the Fort Street improvement project, and other bike lane plans you can visit victoria.ca/cycling

nicole.crescenzi@vicnews.com

Just Posted

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Downtown treasure offers quality, from pizza on up

Interesting and creative lunch menu satisfies at Zambri’s, writes Allan Reid

FILM REVIEW: Wild creatures help tame prisoners

Robert Moyes offers up his take on The Mustang, screening at local theatres now

B.C., local shorts making waves at Pacific Rim Film Festival

CineVic’s seventh annual Short Circuit festival spotlighting films made close to home

Mathieu Poirier: Beers beat wines for pairing with food

Complexities, ingredients and styles offer more diverse choices, writes Monday beer columnist

Musical joy emerges from fiddling and singing

Joy of Life Festival at Alix Goolden Hall on May 3 and 4 offers both for audiences

REVIEW: Once ‘The Foreigner’ arrives, everything changes

Funny and touching, Chemainus Theatre’s new play will leave you in stitches

Making meditative music for mental health

Calgary duo to perform in James Bay as part of Home Shall be Here tour

Peninsula Players unravel mystery for coming production

Murder on the Nile hits the Mary Winspear Centre stage in May

Peninsula grandmothers salute Roaring ’20s fashion

May 3 event in Sidney benefits Grandmothers Helping African Grandmothers

Most Read