Southern Gulf Islands Transportation Integration

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New: Survey; Table of Service Options and Costs; What We Heard Report; Live Q&As


What's it all about?
School Water Taxi at Miners Bay

This project proposes a new transportation function for the Capital Regional District (CRD) to support better mobility in the Southern Gulf Islands Electoral Area: Galiano, Mayne, Saturna, and North & South Pender Islands (SGI). With a new service, the CRD could provide funding for the community buses (public transit), facilitate improvements to active transportation networks (for walking, cycling and rolling), and integrate with opportunities for additional inter-island travel between the islands (beyond BC Ferries). Subject to CRD Board approval, voters will decide in a referendum at the General Election in October 2022. For more information, see the various links on the right.


Galiano Community Bus (2017-2019)
How Could the CRD Support Transportation in the SGI?

A table of potential solutions has been put together to address SGI transportations needs and priorities highlighted through stakeholder and community outreach in 2021.

The options have been developed to be practical and viable, and are scaled to demonstrate a range of service levels and associated costs. The cost estimates are grounded in real numbers, based on costing analysis of existing services such as community bus operations, trails and pathways, and best practices from other communities.


Pender Island Community Trail

What Have Islanders Said?

Results from the first round of public engagement indicate a desire by SGI residents for integrated transportation improvements that would support the communities in providing public transit, safe walking and cycling networks, and some level of passenger ferry improvements to complement other travel.


How Do I Have My Say?

We know this is critically important, and we want to hear from you. The next phase of public engagement presents a range of transportation solutions and seeks to understand the level of support for funding the various options. Please review the table of service options, fill out a survey, and register for one of four online Q&A sessions for more information. Your feedback will help guide the decision making of the CRD Board on whether to go to referendum and pursue service establishment for a transportation function in the SGI EA.

From January 12, 2022 to February 07, 2022, there are opportunities for islanders to take surveys and engage on this site. This project builds on a large amount of resident feedback and analysis already undertaken through past initiatives and our round one engagement. See Background Resources on the right for more information, then get involved:


New: Survey; Table of Service Options and Costs; What We Heard Report; Live Q&As


What's it all about?
School Water Taxi at Miners Bay

This project proposes a new transportation function for the Capital Regional District (CRD) to support better mobility in the Southern Gulf Islands Electoral Area: Galiano, Mayne, Saturna, and North & South Pender Islands (SGI). With a new service, the CRD could provide funding for the community buses (public transit), facilitate improvements to active transportation networks (for walking, cycling and rolling), and integrate with opportunities for additional inter-island travel between the islands (beyond BC Ferries). Subject to CRD Board approval, voters will decide in a referendum at the General Election in October 2022. For more information, see the various links on the right.


Galiano Community Bus (2017-2019)
How Could the CRD Support Transportation in the SGI?

A table of potential solutions has been put together to address SGI transportations needs and priorities highlighted through stakeholder and community outreach in 2021.

The options have been developed to be practical and viable, and are scaled to demonstrate a range of service levels and associated costs. The cost estimates are grounded in real numbers, based on costing analysis of existing services such as community bus operations, trails and pathways, and best practices from other communities.


Pender Island Community Trail

What Have Islanders Said?

Results from the first round of public engagement indicate a desire by SGI residents for integrated transportation improvements that would support the communities in providing public transit, safe walking and cycling networks, and some level of passenger ferry improvements to complement other travel.


How Do I Have My Say?

We know this is critically important, and we want to hear from you. The next phase of public engagement presents a range of transportation solutions and seeks to understand the level of support for funding the various options. Please review the table of service options, fill out a survey, and register for one of four online Q&A sessions for more information. Your feedback will help guide the decision making of the CRD Board on whether to go to referendum and pursue service establishment for a transportation function in the SGI EA.

From January 12, 2022 to February 07, 2022, there are opportunities for islanders to take surveys and engage on this site. This project builds on a large amount of resident feedback and analysis already undertaken through past initiatives and our round one engagement. See Background Resources on the right for more information, then get involved:


  • Round 2 Survey and Table of Service Options & Costs

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    We are now beginning the next round of community engagement on options for service establishment that would enable a transportation function for the Southern Gulf Islands Electoral Area.

    This phase of public engagement presents a range of transportation solutions and seeks to understand the level of support for funding the various options. Feedback received will help guide the decision making of the CRD Board in terms of whether to pursue a referendum and service establishment for a transportation function in the SGI EA.

    We encourage you to review the table of service options & costs, fill out a survey, and sign up for an online Q&A session:

    Thank you for taking the time to learn about and share your thoughts on the proposed service options.

  • Engagement Data from Round 1

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    A variety of public engagement methods have been undertaken for this project from March-December of 2021; targeted outreach via virtual workshops with Transit Advisory Groups and stakeholders, outreach in person at several public events and online via this engagement site (which included interactive mapping, quick polls, a survey, and an ideas forum). During the fall outreach, a mailout FAQ was sent to every SGI mailbox to encourage people to fill out the survey.

    We have further consultation scheduled for January 2022.

    Check out this report summarizing the data we collected in the initial phases of engagement

    What We've Heard - Round 1 Report

Page last updated: 14 January 2022, 11:19