Hobson Neighborhood Connector Project
Start: Fall 2019
End: Fall 2019
Last Updated: September 5, 2019
The Hobson Neighborhood Connector will form the City's north-south cycling network spine for the east side of the community. The route will connect Hawk Greenway in the south to Ryan Road and the commercial nodes to the north with dedicated cycling facilities.
The project will consist of:
- Removal of existing pavement markings
- Install of new painted bike lanes
- Install new signage for bike facilites
- Install wayfinding signage
- Install bicycle sharrow markings
These upgrades will improve safety by formalizing this currently informal cycling connection.
Courtenay’s OCP outlines the importance of cycling as a form of transportation. The OCP sets a target that by 2020 10% of trips in Courtenay will be made by bicycle. Additionally, one of the goals identified in the Transportation chapter recognizes the importance of developing a transportation system that provides choice for different modes of travel including pedestrians and people with mobility challenges. The OCP also states that the City will continue to pursue the development of a continuous, integrated bicycle network to promote and encourage cycling as a commuting alternative to the automobile and as a means of active recreation.
One objective of the Comox Valley Regional Growth Strategy is to improve bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure to increase the use of active transportation options.
To encourage healthy living and to help address climate change, the Province of B.C. is cost-sharing cycling infrastructure projects with local government through the BikeBC program. 50% of this project is funded by the BikeBC Program.