Transportation

Four-vehicle accident closes down McKenzie Ave on Sunday night

It was caused by a Honda driver who suffered a "medical event"
bc transit

BC Transit’s first electric bus will go into regular service this month

The bus can travel at least 250 kilometres on a single charge 🚌
driving

This is the flattest route you can take driving from Victoria to Alberta

The route takes around 11 hours to complete.

Malahat overnight paving work is starting tonight and will take two months

Paving will take place from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday through Friday evenings.
greyhound

Greyhound Canada will no longer provide bus services in B.C.

Decreasing ridership was one of the primary factors behind the decision.

The Admirals Road construction and safety upgrades are now complete

The goal was to make the road safer for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians alike

Johnson Street Bridge traffic will be delayed for paving work this Sunday

Paving work is scheduled to take place from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dashcam captures importance of HWY barrier following Nanaimo crash (VIDEO)

Another powerful example for advocates of lane dividers along the full length of the Malahat.

Faulty bus shrouds Fort Street in smoke

Looks like something out of a movie 😳
modo

Modo now allows drivers with ‘L’ licenses to use its carsharing service

Young drivers will be designated as Green Members, who can join Modo under a Principal Member's account.
bike lane

Cyclists more likely to be blamed than drivers for road conflicts (POLL)

The poll also says the majority of Canadians think separated bike lanes are a good thing.

BC Transit’s new electric bus was spotted on a test run in Oak Bay

Have you seen this battery-operated BC Transit mobile yet?
ICBC

Over half of CRD residents’ daily trips are made by car (SURVEY)

One in five daily trips are made via active transportation like biking or walking.
highway 14

Province considers potential highway realignment to improve Sooke Road

The stretch of Highway 14 between Kangaroo and Ludlow Road might get realigned.

Three new sets of bus pullouts for Highway 14 are now complete

Each stop is complete with deceleration and acceleration lanes, new bus shelters, railings, and enhanced lighting.

What to do in case you’re ever involved in a car accident

You never think it'll happen to you...until it does
saanich bike lanes

District of Saanich adopts first-ever active transportation plan

The plan includes new additions and enhancements to the area's bike lane network.
mckenzie

Province makes tweaks to McKenzie interchange to ease congestion

Was your commute easier on Friday morning?
bus lanes

Left turn onto Carey Road from Highway 1 will be closed for good

The southbound left turn onto Carey Road will be permanently closed as of this Sunday.
gillespie road

Construction on new Roche Cove bridge to start next week

The new two-lane bridge is expected to open in fall 2018.
bike lane

76% of Victoria Buzz readers disapprove of bike lane construction (POLL)

Over 5,000 people voted over a five-day period
Photo by Kiwibirdman on panoramio.com

Brentwood Bay ferry delayed after police arrest man brandishing knife

The vessel is currently running 25 minutes behind schedule

WestJet reaches agreement with pilot’s union, threat of strike averted

"WestJet guests can now book and travel with confidence."

Northbound traffic at McKenzie interchange will shift to new lanes this weekend (VIDEO)

These lane shifts will allow crews to excavate the existing highway down and construct the overpass across the highway.

8 alternate routes that will get you around the Malahat closure

The highway could be closed until at least 10 PM tonight

The new Fort Street bike lanes will finally open this Sunday

The city is hosting a Fort Street Rollout to celebrate! 🚲
Rapid Transit

High school grads get free bus rides for two days this June

The offer is part of BC Transit's GradPASS program, which is now in its 30th year
ICBC

B.C. government to make insurance rates more fair after public feedback

82.3% of British Columbians think that risky drivers should pay more

The Malahat will re-open to three lanes for the May long weekend

The second northbound lane will be open Friday afternoon through Sunday evening for non-holiday weekends
BC Ferries Lower Deck Ban

BC Ferries adds extra sailings for Victoria Day long weekend

Hopefully this means shorter wait times!

WestJet pilots vote 91% in favour of strike action

Things are not looking up for the airline giant right now
V2V Empress

4 reasons why you should book a trip with V2V Vacations this summer

Luxury, convenience, and gorgeous views all in one sleek package!

BC government introduces changes to combat “skyrocketing” ICBC costs

Settlements for pain and suffering claims for minor injuries will be capped at $5,500
Rapid Transit

BC Transit is bringing real time bus location tracking to Victoria

No more missing the bus by just a few seconds!
Bike Lanes Victoria

This Video Could Change Your Mind About Bike Lanes

We know it's a touchy subject...

This is your last chance to say goodbye to the old Johnson Street Bridge...

Both Johnson Street bridges will be closed until 4 PM today
Otter Point Road Sooke

Upgrades coming to Sooke’s Otter Point Road

"These upgrades will help keep drivers, cyclists and pedestrians moving safely," said Premier John Horgan, MLA for Langford-Juan de Fuca. 

Ultra-low-cost Flair Airlines to add Victoria service this summer

One way tickets to Edmonton start at $78!

BC Ferries freeze and decrease fares, increase senior discount

Seniors can now travel for free, Mondays through Thursdays
ICBC

This is your last chance to have a say about ICBC’s potential changes

Let the province know what you think! 🚘🚦

16 fun facts about the history of the Johnson Street Bridge

Turns out the "Blue Bridge" wasn't always so colourful...
Gas Out

The April 15 “Gas Out” circulating on Facebook is a hoax

Turns out, bringing down gas prices takes more than just a day without filling up ⛽

City parkades in Downtown Victoria to introduce price hike this June

The move is an effort to clear up parking spots for short-term commuters

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