Sidewalk Improvements

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The City of Colwood is moving forward with the next sidewalk and cycling projects in Council's 10-year program of active transportation upgrades.

Improving Infrastructure and Well-being are two of Councils pillars in the 2024-2027 Strategic Plan. The Colwood Official Community provides the direction that decisions about transportation improvements should prioritize walking, transit and cycling over single occupancy vehicles.

Expanding the City's Active Transportation Network is one of the key tactics to help achieve the goal of making it safer and more enjoyable for residents and visitors to walk or cycle in Colwood. These on-street improvements will be complemented by trail connections outlined in the Colwood Parks & Recreation Master Plan and the upcoming Galloping Goose pedestrian and cycling bridge over Sooke Road.

The routes to be completed in the first phase include (learn how Council determined priority routes):

  • Benhomer Drive – COMPLETE 2023
    Side walk improvements on the north side of Benhomer Drive between Painter Road and Metchosin Road
  • Owens Road – COMPLETE 2023
    New sidewalk on one side of Owens Road between Wishart Road and Painter Road
  • Hagel Road – CONSTRUCTION SPRING/SUMMER 2024
    New sidewalk on the west side of Hagel Road between the Galloping Goose Regional Trail and David Cameron Elementary School walkway
  • Lagoon Road – CONSTRUCTION 2024
    New sidewalk on the south side of Lagoon Road between Milburn Drive and Aloha Avenue
  • Fulton Road – DEFERED FUTURE CAPITAL PROGRAM
    New sidewalk on the west side of Fulton Road between Sooke Road and Townview Terrace
  • Kelly Road – CONSTRUCTION 2024
    Sidewalk improvements on the south side between Sooke Road and Metchosin Road (at Herm Williams Park) *adjusted scope
  • Ayde Road / Metchosin Road – COMPLETE 2021
    Neighbourhood bikeway along Adye Road and Metchosin Road between the Galloping Goose Regional Trail and Sooke Road

Latest Updates!

May 2024: Sidewalk construction will begin on Hagel Road in the Spring/Summer of 2024, beginning with surveying and marking underground infrastructure. Your patience is appreciated as improvements are made to increase safety and comfort along this route.

See the detailed design drawings We welcome your questions and feedback using this feedback form.

Involving residents in the scoping of projects

Thank you to everyone who provided input into the scoping of these projects to inform the detailed design process. Resident involvement has helped to create a shared understanding of current and desired travel habits on each route, the interface between private property lines and City infrastructure, how street parking may be integrated with sidewalk design, as well as landscaping and drainage considerations.

The engagement process has also helped to refine the City's overall vision for an interconnected network of active transportation routes that includes on-street not only sidewalks and bike lanes, but also neighbourhood trail connections and links to the Galloping Goose Regional Trail.

Beyond these projects - share your thoughts about Colwood's growing Active Transportation Network

As these seven projects near completion, share your ideas for other active transportation upgrades that will help to create a connected Active Transportation Network in and through our community.

Stay informed about Council decisions as improvements proceed

Watch for more details about each project to come forward over the coming year. Join the conversations at LetsTalkColwood.ca and subscribe for meeting and news updates by email at www.Colwood.ca/Subscribe.

The City of Colwood is moving forward with the next sidewalk and cycling projects in Council's 10-year program of active transportation upgrades.

Improving Infrastructure and Well-being are two of Councils pillars in the 2024-2027 Strategic Plan. The Colwood Official Community provides the direction that decisions about transportation improvements should prioritize walking, transit and cycling over single occupancy vehicles.

Expanding the City's Active Transportation Network is one of the key tactics to help achieve the goal of making it safer and more enjoyable for residents and visitors to walk or cycle in Colwood. These on-street improvements will be complemented by trail connections outlined in the Colwood Parks & Recreation Master Plan and the upcoming Galloping Goose pedestrian and cycling bridge over Sooke Road.

The routes to be completed in the first phase include (learn how Council determined priority routes):

  • Benhomer Drive – COMPLETE 2023
    Side walk improvements on the north side of Benhomer Drive between Painter Road and Metchosin Road
  • Owens Road – COMPLETE 2023
    New sidewalk on one side of Owens Road between Wishart Road and Painter Road
  • Hagel Road – CONSTRUCTION SPRING/SUMMER 2024
    New sidewalk on the west side of Hagel Road between the Galloping Goose Regional Trail and David Cameron Elementary School walkway
  • Lagoon Road – CONSTRUCTION 2024
    New sidewalk on the south side of Lagoon Road between Milburn Drive and Aloha Avenue
  • Fulton Road – DEFERED FUTURE CAPITAL PROGRAM
    New sidewalk on the west side of Fulton Road between Sooke Road and Townview Terrace
  • Kelly Road – CONSTRUCTION 2024
    Sidewalk improvements on the south side between Sooke Road and Metchosin Road (at Herm Williams Park) *adjusted scope
  • Ayde Road / Metchosin Road – COMPLETE 2021
    Neighbourhood bikeway along Adye Road and Metchosin Road between the Galloping Goose Regional Trail and Sooke Road

Latest Updates!

May 2024: Sidewalk construction will begin on Hagel Road in the Spring/Summer of 2024, beginning with surveying and marking underground infrastructure. Your patience is appreciated as improvements are made to increase safety and comfort along this route.

See the detailed design drawings We welcome your questions and feedback using this feedback form.

Involving residents in the scoping of projects

Thank you to everyone who provided input into the scoping of these projects to inform the detailed design process. Resident involvement has helped to create a shared understanding of current and desired travel habits on each route, the interface between private property lines and City infrastructure, how street parking may be integrated with sidewalk design, as well as landscaping and drainage considerations.

The engagement process has also helped to refine the City's overall vision for an interconnected network of active transportation routes that includes on-street not only sidewalks and bike lanes, but also neighbourhood trail connections and links to the Galloping Goose Regional Trail.

Beyond these projects - share your thoughts about Colwood's growing Active Transportation Network

As these seven projects near completion, share your ideas for other active transportation upgrades that will help to create a connected Active Transportation Network in and through our community.

Stay informed about Council decisions as improvements proceed

Watch for more details about each project to come forward over the coming year. Join the conversations at LetsTalkColwood.ca and subscribe for meeting and news updates by email at www.Colwood.ca/Subscribe.

  • Letter to Neighbours on Hagel Road

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    Dear Neighbour:

    Re: Hagel Road Active Transportation Upgrades Scheduled for Construction in Spring/Summer 2024

    We’re planning to upgrade the road corridor in your neighbourhood!

    Improvements are scheduled along Hagel Road to improve pedestrian and cycling access. This is one of the projects in the City’s ongoing program of active transportation upgrades planned over the next 10 years and beyond.

    The plans for the Hagel Road upgrades include:

    • Raised concrete sidewalks on the West side of Hagel Road from the Galloping Goose Trail to David Cameron Elementary School
    • Painted bike lane on the West side of Hagel Road from the Galloping Goose Trail to David Cameron Elementary School
    • Crosswalk improvements and drainage improvements

    These improvements are important for the many pedestrians and cyclists travelling to and from the Galloping Goose Trail and David Elementary Cameron School to enhance the connectivity for active transportation throughout the City and greater community.

    Through a public tendering and approval process, the City has awarded the project to a contractor for the works. Prior to construction start, the City will be working with the contractor in the creation of a detailed project schedule, traffic management plan, and finalization of contract documents. Once these preliminary plans and documents are complete, construction will commence - slated for the start of Summer 2024.

    If your property’s frontage will be directly impacted by the project, we will be reaching out to each individual homeowner to discuss the project works.

    Please visit LetsTalkColwood.ca for the full project drawing package and project information. Staff will be monitoring community feedback over the course of project and will respond to inquiries.

    If you have additional questions about the project, please contact Colwood Engineering at 250-478-5999 or engineering@colwood.ca.

  • Asphalt or concrete: Sidewalk design discussion

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    On June 13, 2022, Council was presented with alternate design options for concrete versus asphalt walkways, along with associated budget implications for Owens Road, Benhomer Drive and Hagel Road.

    Council directed staff to proceed with the original sidewalk designs as outlined in Colwood's Transportation Master Plan.

    This means all seven routes listed above are to be designed with concrete curbs and sidewalks, including the required storm drainage infrastructure. The first routes will be tendered for construction in 2022 with design refinements through the fall, followed by construction. Tendering and construction of subsequent routes is scheduled to continue through 2023.

  • Engagement Summary

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    Thank you to everyone who shared their thoughts about these sidewalk improvements.

    During the preliminary engagement phase prior to the start of construction,

    • 424 people visited the Let's Talk Colwood project page to learn about the project,
    • 335 people viewed one page,
    • 131 viewed multiple pages,
    • 41 people provided input.


    Of the 41 comments:

    • 34% (14) offered support for the projects
    • 29% (12) suggested parking should be prioritized over sidewalks
    • 22% (9) offered suggestions for alternate routes where sidewalks should be considered
    • 7% (3) suggested sewers should be prioritized over sidewalks
    • 6% (3) focused on other considerations: cycling safety, (1) on protecting dark sky and (1) limiting signage


    Factors to consider:


  • Letter to neighbours on Kelly, Adye and Metchosin Roads

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    Dear Neighbour:

    Re: Kelly Road, Ayde Road and Metchosin Road active transportation upgrades scheduled for construction in Summer 2022

    We’re planning to upgrade the road corridor in your neighbourhood!

    Improvements are planned along Kelly Road, Ayde Road and Metchosin Road to improve pedestrian and cycling access. This is one of the projects in the City’s ongoing program of active transportation upgrades planned over the next 10 years and beyond.

    The preliminary plans for the Kelly Road, Ayde Road and Metchosin Road upgrades may include:

    • Raised concrete sidewalks on one side of Kelly Road from Sooke Road to Metchosin Road by Herm Williams Park (*adjusted scope) tying into existing sidewalks
    • Bikeway treatments on Metchosin Road and Ayde Road between Sooke Road and Hatley Memorial Gardens
    • Potential for streeetscape enhancements, roadway widening, drainage improvements and boulevard restoration

    These improvements are important for the many pedestrians and cyclists travelling to and from the Galloping Goose Trail and to enhance the connectivity for active transportation throught the City and greater community.

    In order to start the designs of the upgrades, the City would like to hear your thoughts, concerns and suggestions in ways we can design the upgrades and accommodate you needs throughout construction.

    Please visit LetsTalkColwood.ca to voice your opinions and for more details and ongoing project updates. Staff will be monitoring community feedback over the course of design and will inform the community when designs have been drafted for further input.

    If you have additional questions about the project, please contact Colwood Engineering at 250-478-5999 or engineering@colwood.ca.

  • Letter to neighbours on Benhomer Drive

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    Dear Neighbour:

    Re: Benhomer Drive active transportation upgrades scheduled for construction in Summer 2022

    We’re planning to upgrade the road corridor in your neighbourhood!

    Improvements are planned along Benhomer Drive to improve pedestrian and cycling access. This is one of the projects in the City’s ongoing program of active transportation upgrades planned over the next 10 years and beyond.

    The preliminary plans for the Benhomer Drive upgrades may include:

    • Raised concrete sidewalks on one side of Benhomer Drive from Painter Road to Metchosin Road, tying into existing sidewalks
    • Potential for streeetscape enhancements, crosswalks, lighting, bus stop improvments, drainage and boulevard restoration

    These improvements are important for the many pedestrians and cyclists travelling in the area and to enhance the connectivity for active transportation throught the City and greater community.

    In order to start the designs of the upgrades, the City would like to hear your thoughts, concerns and suggestions in ways we can design the upgrades and accommodate you needs throughout construction.

    Please visit LetsTalkColwood.ca to voice your opinions and for more details and ongoing project updates. Staff will be monitoring community feedback over the course of design and will inform the community when designs have been drafted for further input.

    If you have additional questions about the project, please contact Colwood Engineering at 250-478-5999 or engineering@colwood.ca.

  • Letter to neighbours on Owens Road

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    Dear Neighbour:

    Re: Owens Road active transportation upgrades scheduled for construction in Summer 2022

    We’re planning to upgrade the road corridor in your neighbourhood!

    Improvements are planned along Owens Road to improve pedestrian and cycling access. This is one of the projects in the City’s ongoing program of active transportation upgrades planned over the next 10 years and beyond.

    The preliminary plans for the Ownes Road upgrades may include:

    • Raised concrete sidewalks on one side of Owens Road from Wishart Road to Painter Road, tying into existing sidewalks
    • Potential for streeetscape enhancements, crosswalks, lighting, drainage improvements and boulevard restoration

    These improvements are important for the many pedestrians and cyclists travelling in the area and to enhance the connectivity for active transportation through the City and greater community.

    In order to start the designs of the upgrades, the City would like to hear your thoughts, concerns and suggestions in ways we can design the upgrades and accommodate you needs throughout construction.

    Please visit LetsTalkColwood.ca to voice your opinions and for more details and ongoing project updates. Staff will be monitoring community feedback over the course of design and will inform the community when designs have been drafted for further input.

    If you have additional questions about the project, please contact Colwood Engineering at 250-478-5999 or engineering@colwood.ca.

  • Letter to neighbours on Hagel Road

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    Dear Neighbour:

    Re: Hagel Road active transportation upgrades scheduled for construction in Summer 2022

    We’re planning to upgrade the road corridor in your neighbourhood!

    Improvements are planned along Hagel Road to improve pedestrian and cycling access. This is one of the projects in the City’s ongoing program of active transportation upgrades planned over the next 10 years and beyond.

    The preliminary plans for the Hagel Road upgrades may include:

    • Raised concrete sidewalks on one side of Hagel Road from the Galloping Goose Trail to David Cameron Elementary School, tying into existing sidewalks
    • Potential for streeetscape enhancements, crosswalk improvements, drainage improvements and boulevard restoration

    These improvements are important for the many pedestrians and cyclists travelling to and from the Galloping Goose Trail and to enhance the connectivity for active transportation through the City and greater community.

    In order to start the designs of the upgrades, the City would like to hear your thoughts, concerns and suggestions in ways we can design the upgrades and accommodate you needs throughout construction.

    Please visit LetsTalkColwood.ca to voice your opinions and for more details and ongoing project updates. Staff will be monitoring community feedback over the course of design and will inform the community when designs have been drafted for further input.

    If you have additional questions about the project, please contact Colwood Engineering at 250-478-5999 or engineering@colwood.ca.

  • Letter to neighbours on Lagoon Road

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    Dear Neighbour:

    Re: Lagoon Road active transportation upgrades scheduled for construction in Summer 2022

    We’re planning to upgrade the road corridor in your neighbourhood!

    Improvements are planned along Lagoon Road to improve pedestrian and cycling access. This is one of the projects in the City’s ongoing program of active transportation upgrades planned over the next 10 years and beyond.

    The preliminary plans for the Lagoon Road upgrades may include:

    • Raised concrete sidewalks on the South side of Lagoon Road from Heatherbell Road to Aloha Avenue, tying into existing sidewalks
    • Potential for streeetscape enhancements, crosswalks, bus stop improvments, drainage and boulevard restoration

    These improvements are important for the many pedestrians and cyclists travelling in the area and to enhance the connectivity for active transportation throught the City and greater community.

    In order to start the designs of the upgrades, the City would like to hear your thoughts, concerns and suggestions in ways we can design the upgrades and accommodate you needs throughout construction.

    Please visit LetsTalkColwood.ca to voice your opinions and for more details and ongoing project updates. Staff will be monitoring community feedback over the course of design and will inform the community when designs have been drafted for further input.

    If you have additional questions about the project, please contact Colwood Engineering at 250-478-5999 or engineering@colwood.ca.

  • Letter to neighbours on Fulton Road

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    Dear Neighbour:

    Re: Fulton Road active transportation upgrades scheduled for construction in Summer 2022

    We’re planning to upgrade the road corridor in your neighbourhood!

    Improvements are planned along Fulton Road to improve pedestrian and cycling access. This is one of the projects in the City’s ongoing program of active transportation upgrades planned over the next 10 years and beyond.

    The preliminary plans for the Fulton Road upgrades may include:

    • Raised concrete sidewalks on one side of Fulton Road from Sooke Road to Townview Terrace while retaining and tying into existing sidewalks
    • Potential for streeetscape enhancements, crosswalk improvements, drainage improvements and boulevard restoration

    These improvements are important for the many pedestrians and cyclists travelling in the area and to enhance the connectivity for active transportation through the City and greater community. In order to start the designs of the upgrades, the City would like to hear your thoughts, concerns and suggestions in ways we can design the upgrades and accommodate you needs throughout construction.

    Please visit LetsTalkColwood.ca to voice your opinions and for more details and ongoing project updates. Staff will be monitoring community feedback over the course of design and will inform the community when designs have been drafted for further input.

    If you have additional questions about the project, please contact Colwood Engineering at 250-478-5999 or engineering@colwood.ca.

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