Active Transportation Plan

What is Saanich's Active Transportation Plan?

Saanich residents move around the community in many different ways – walking, biking, skateboarding, riding the bus, driving, carpooling – the list goes on. At Saanich we are committed to improving walking, biking and other active mobility options by the creation of our Active Transportation Plan.

Through the Moving Saanich Forward project, we have worked with the community to develop a vision along with policies and actions to guide the development of safe, attractive and convenient active transportation options for people of all ages and abilities over the next 30-years.

How are we doing?

We're making good progress in our second full year since getting the plan adopted.

Despite the global pandemic our designers and construction crews were able to continue their work building new infrastructure to help people choose active transportation. Changing work routines saw many people staying home reducing vehicle and transit traffic while significantly increasing pedestrian and cyclist numbers. Often highlighting the need for the projects we work on. The 2020 Report Card [PDF - 2 MB] provides a snapshot of how we are progressing and highlights several ways we have been working to improve the safety and comfort of pedestrians in Saanich.

In 2019 we won the Silver award for Excellence in Policy Planning - City & Urban Areas presented by the Planning Institute of BC. It was an honour to be recognized for this category and to have our engagement effort highlighted within the planning community.  We were also very proud to have our plan recognized as one of the Top 10 bike projects in Canada by CanadaBikes.

 Previous Report Cards 
2019 Report Card [PDF - 1 MB]

 The Future Active Transportation Network

What does the future of active transportation in Saanich look like?

These helpful pages show Saanich's committed projects, the short, medium, and long-term network connections, and the implementation tables for the strategies and actions of the Active Transportation Plan.

How did we get here?

 Engagement summaries

1.  Engagement Summary #1

2.  Engagement Summary #2 

3.  Engagement Summary #3 

Discussion papers

1.  Discussion Paper #1: Baseline Conditions Report

2.  Discussion Paper #2:  Future Directions Report 

3.  Discussion Paper #3:  Draft Long-Term Plan