Neighbourhood Bikeways

What is a Neighbourhood Bikeway?

Neighbourhood Bikeways create a safe and comfortable space for people biking by using various methods to reduce vehicle speeds and volumes.

What to look for:

40 km/hr speed limit signs have been installed along with signs that identify the street as a neighbourhood bikeway. Bike symbols will be painted on the asphalt to mark the street as a bike route and to remind drivers that they should expect to see bikes on the road. 

The Puntledge Elementary neighbourhood is the first area formally designated as a reduced-speed neighbourhood bikeway by the City.

Map below highlights several roads leading to École Puntledge Park Elementary, in West Courtenay, that have been designated as bikeways.

Benefits of Neighbourhood Bikeways:

Neighbouhood Bikeways offer several benefits for all road users, including:
• Increased safety and comfort for people who bike, walk, and drive
• Connect people to schools, parks, and other neighbourhoods
• Improved bike connectivity throughout the community
• Establishes an accessible space that accommodates cyclists of all ages and abilities
• Attracts cyclists to safer and more comfortable routes
• Encourages active transportation, particularly to newer or less experienced cyclists
• Low cost in comparison to separated cycling facilities
• On-street vehicle parking is retained


For more information about this project, kindly contact City of Courtenay Public Works at 250-338-1525 or email