How we use and enjoy Ocean Boulevard

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The closure of Ocean Boulevard during the COVID-19 pandemic has generated an interesting conversation among community members and created the opportunity to explore how this area is managed and enjoyed, while maintaining safe and convenient access for visitors in vehicles, on bicycles and on foot.

  • How do you use and enjoy the Lagoon area now?
  • What makes this area unique, ecologically and archaeologically?
  • What opportunities do you see for Ocean Boulevard over time?

Your input will be incorporated into a report for Colwood Council to help them make decisions about next steps and create options for how Ocean Boulevard is used and enjoyed in the future.

Community input is one important factor among many that Council must consider.

This feedback opportunity falls under CONSULT on the IAP2 spectrum of engagement, meaning Council will "listen, acknowledge citizen concerns, and provide feedback on how their input influenced Council's decision."

Other factors Council must consider include, but are not limited to, traffic data, environmental considerations, Official Community Plan goals, and input from first responders and other key stakeholders.

Colwood's Official Community Plan positions Colwood as a vibrant seaside community with a focus on public realm improvements to protect and enhance the waterfront. Over the coming months the City will develop concepts for a multi-use trail from the Lagoon Beach to Royal Beach, as well as washroom facilities and other park amenities. These concepts will be presented with two lanes of traffic, as well as single lane and limited closure alternatives for consideration.

Projects are underway to enhance Colwood’s public infrastructure and provide more transportation choices. New initiatives to monitor traffic congestion will complement traffic modeling and expand the City's ability to make data-driven transportation decisions. Improvements to roads, intersections, crosswalks, sidewalks, cycling, trail connections, transit and public spaces are in progress as outlined in the five-year Financial Plan. The Fire Department and RCMP are involved on an ongoing basis. The City will seek to collaborate with First Nations on planning for the future of the area. And the impact of various activities on the bird sanctuary and natural areas must also be evaluated.

The closure of Ocean Boulevard during the COVID-19 pandemic has generated an interesting conversation among community members and created the opportunity to explore how this area is managed and enjoyed, while maintaining safe and convenient access for visitors in vehicles, on bicycles and on foot.

  • How do you use and enjoy the Lagoon area now?
  • What makes this area unique, ecologically and archaeologically?
  • What opportunities do you see for Ocean Boulevard over time?

Your input will be incorporated into a report for Colwood Council to help them make decisions about next steps and create options for how Ocean Boulevard is used and enjoyed in the future.

Community input is one important factor among many that Council must consider.

This feedback opportunity falls under CONSULT on the IAP2 spectrum of engagement, meaning Council will "listen, acknowledge citizen concerns, and provide feedback on how their input influenced Council's decision."

Other factors Council must consider include, but are not limited to, traffic data, environmental considerations, Official Community Plan goals, and input from first responders and other key stakeholders.

Colwood's Official Community Plan positions Colwood as a vibrant seaside community with a focus on public realm improvements to protect and enhance the waterfront. Over the coming months the City will develop concepts for a multi-use trail from the Lagoon Beach to Royal Beach, as well as washroom facilities and other park amenities. These concepts will be presented with two lanes of traffic, as well as single lane and limited closure alternatives for consideration.

Projects are underway to enhance Colwood’s public infrastructure and provide more transportation choices. New initiatives to monitor traffic congestion will complement traffic modeling and expand the City's ability to make data-driven transportation decisions. Improvements to roads, intersections, crosswalks, sidewalks, cycling, trail connections, transit and public spaces are in progress as outlined in the five-year Financial Plan. The Fire Department and RCMP are involved on an ongoing basis. The City will seek to collaborate with First Nations on planning for the future of the area. And the impact of various activities on the bird sanctuary and natural areas must also be evaluated.