Salt Spring Island Active Transportation Network

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Thank you for your feedback Salt Spring Island!

The Capital Regional District is creating an Active Transportation Network Plan (ATNP) for Salt Spring Island. The online engagement part of Phase 2: Listening which was open from October 3rd to 31st, 2022, is now closed. A second survey will be available this winter to collect feedback on the draft ATNP vision, goals, and recommended infrastructure and policy actions, which will directly inform the top priorities in the plan that reflect the needs of Island residents and visitors. Stay tuned for more information in the coming months—we would like to hear from

Thank you for your feedback Salt Spring Island!

The Capital Regional District is creating an Active Transportation Network Plan (ATNP) for Salt Spring Island. The online engagement part of Phase 2: Listening which was open from October 3rd to 31st, 2022, is now closed. A second survey will be available this winter to collect feedback on the draft ATNP vision, goals, and recommended infrastructure and policy actions, which will directly inform the top priorities in the plan that reflect the needs of Island residents and visitors. Stay tuned for more information in the coming months—we would like to hear from you again!

We appreciate everyone who engaged by:

Feedback provided in the online engagement adds to contributions from those who participated and provided feedback at the Ideas Fair at the Salt Spring Island Market on Saturday, August 20th.

About the Project

The Capital Regional District obtained funding from the BC Active Transportation Grants Program to prepare an Active Transportation Network Plan (ATNP) for Salt Spring Island. The ATNP will build on the 2013 Pedestrian and Cycling Master Plan and guide the development of the Island’s active transportation network over the next 10 to 20 years. The plan will address critical active transportation issues and help SSI manage transportation and demographic changes while improving island quality of life, safety, and mobility for residents and visitors. Public engagement is critical to developing the ATNP to ensure that the final recommendations reflect the needs and priorities of Island residents and visitors. Your feedback will be used to create preliminary recommendations for pedestrian and cycling infrastructure options across the Island, which will be shared for additional review.

Project Timeline

The project has four phases, as shown below.


What is Active Transportation?

Active transportation, as defined in the BC Active Transportation Design Guide, includes any form of human-powered transportation, including walking, cycling, or rolling using a skateboard, in-line skates, wheelchair or other wheel-based forms of human-powered transportation.

What is an Active Transportation Network Plan

An Active Transportation Network Plan is a strategic document that lays out the vision and key goals for how Salt Spring Island will enhance its active transportation. The purpose of the ATNP is to identify gaps in the pedestrian and cycling network, improve the quality and experience for people walking, biking, and rolling, provide a roadmap for high priority improvements over the next 10-20 years and increase the share of trips completed by active modes of transportation.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Salt Spring Island (SSI) is undertaking an Active Transportation Network Plan (ATNP). The ATNP will build on the 2013 Pedestrian and Cycling Master Plan and guide the Island's active transportation network development over the next 10 to 20 years. The plan will address critical active transportation issues by identifying priority projects with a focus on Ganges. The ANTP will help SSI manage transportation and demographic changes while improving residents' and visitors' quality of life, safety, and mobility. 

    Public engagement is critical to developing the ATNP to ensure that the final recommendations reflect the needs and priorities of Island residents. Your feedback will be used to create preliminary recommendations for pedestrian and cycling infrastructure options across the Island. The intention is to return options to the community later this fall for your feedback. 

    The survey should take approximately 10 minutes, and all responses will be kept confidential and anonymous. The survey will be open until 11:59 pm on October 31, 2022. Thank you for your time and participation! Let's get started.

    This survey is intended to be anonymous. Please do not provide your name, address or any other personal information that directly or indirectly identifies yourself and/or others. No comments received will be attributed to any individuals and feedback collected will be aggregated into themes for transportation planning purposes. Plans and communications resulting from this survey will be shared with the SSI Transportation Commission and may also be shared with CRD Commissions and Board, and the public.

    Watt Consulting Group is conducting this survey for the Capital Regional District. For security purposes any personal information which identifies you or others will be immediately deleted, once your response is received and processed. This practice complies with Part 3 – Protection of Privacy of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Your opinion is also your personal information. This information is collected in accordance with s.26(e) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purposes of informing the SSI Active Transportation Plan. Should you have questions about this research project or the collection of this information, please contact John Hicks, Senior Transportation Planner, Capital Regional District, 625 Fisgard Street, Victoria BC, at 250.360.3305 or by email.

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