Monday, December 17, 2018

Transportation

Spirit of Vancouver Island Rescue

BC Ferries cancels over a dozen sailings due to high winds today

Sailings departing from Victoria, Vancouver, Nanaimo, and more have been cancelled
BC Ferries smoking ban

BC Ferries experiencing major delays and cancellations due to severe weather conditions

Three vessels to and from the island are currently delayed
BC Transit Bus Lane

Province says new Douglas St priority bus lane saves commuters 10 minutes

The fine for being in a priority bus lane is $109

BC Ferries adds over 160 extra sailings for the holiday season

Fingers crossed for smooth sailing this December! 🀞🏼

Colwood Mayor pitches seabus as alternative transportation to alleviate vehicle congestion

Is the idea of a commuter ferry worth floating?
bike lane

City of Victoria seeks feedback for proposed Vancouver Street bike lanes

You can make your voice heard in person or online

Every new car sold in BC by 2040 will need to be a 100%...

The BC government says it will take steps to make green vehicles more affordable
Uber

Province introduces ride-sharing legislation today

FINALLY πŸ™
Spirit of Vancouver Island Rescue

BC Ferries already has a 3 sailing wait on the first day of the...

The next open sailing is the 8:00 p.m. and it's already 60% full.
BC Transit Bus Lane

BC Transit offers free rides for Canadian military personnel on Remembrance Day

Buses have stops close to several major ceremony locations around town

Province lowers speed limits on three Vancouver Island highway segments

Speed limits were increased in 2014, resulting in higher collision rates for several highway segments across BC

Douglas Street 24-hour bike and transit lanes come into effect on Monday

Driving a motor vehicle in these lanes will cost you a pretty penny

Half of Canadians think drivers have gotten worse in the past 5 years (SURVEY)

Everyone is blaming everyone else 🀷
ICBC

High-risk drivers will be charged higher ICBC rates starting this week

People with a history of reckless driving may want to check their bills soon

U-Bicycle will soon require passengers to drop off bikes at designated locations

Instead of parking them anywhere they want

Multi-vehicle collision on Pat Bay Highway snarls traffic (UPDATED)

Police are dealing with an incident involving three vehicles

BC Ferries begins accepting debit payment on certain sailings

Step aside legalization: there's bigger news to report!

Here are the road closures to look out for during Sunday’s Goodlife Marathon

Runners will finish the race by 2 p.m.

Facebook post calls out Yellow Cab Victoria for denying ride to elderly man

He was travelling from the BC Ferries terminal to Sidney

BC Ferries adds over 80 extra sailings for Thanksgiving long weekend

Next Monday is expected to be the busiest day of the year for walk-on passengers

Four lanes now open on the Malahat as safety improvement project wraps up

The province is now considering an additional 1.5 kilometres of median barriers

Winter tires required on BC highways starting this Monday

This includes the Malahat and Sooke Road (Highway 14).

2 sailing wait at B.C. Ferries after man goes overboard

Rescue boats were launched within 5 minutes of the passenger hitting the water
V2V Empress

Here’s how to get 50% off V2V’s scenic Victoria-Vancouver passenger ferry

Don't miss your chance to gobble up these savings!

The Malahat is nearing completion and the new lanes could open by next week

Great news for those travelling up and down the island!

Major upgrades to Sooke Road are nearly complete

The $10 million project was first announced in January
bike lane

Victoria wins community planning and development award for bike lanes

Victoria's application was chosen over four other applicants

RCMP looking for witnesses of 3-vehicle crash on Sooke Road Friday

All three drivers were transported to hospital for injuries.

School bus routes delayed or cancelled due to accidents on Sooke Rd

Parents/guardians are being advised to make alternate arrangements

Traffic backed up due to vehicle incident on Blanshard and Caledonia

Police have blocked the lanes in which the accident took place

Sonic the Hedgehog filming will shut down part of Vancouver Island highway today

Watch out for this little blue speed demon!

Ford recalls over 330,000 trucks in Canada due to fire risk

And more than 2 million vehicles in North America overall 😬

WestJet and Air Canada are increasing check-in baggage fees

Prepare to shell out more cash when you travel...

These 4 Saanich intersections will be getting a new high-friction road coating

The goal is to reduce rear-end collisions

Toyota recalls 7,000+ vehicles in Canada due to fire risk

ATTN: everyone that has a Toyota Prius or know someone who does

Cyclist collides with BC Transit bus on Pat Bay off-ramp

Police have determined that the BC Transit bus driver was not at fault.

BC Ferries sailings cancellations result in long lines and wait times

Four trips were cancelled this morning 😣

Dashcam footage captures terrifying close call on the Malahat (VIDEO)

"...ever wonder why they have to shut down the Malahat so often?"

WestJet cancels multiple major service routes across Canada

The company is trying to reverse its first quarterly loss in 13 years

Harbour Air cancels flights due to low visibility from wildfire smoke

Passengers may need to alter their travel plans
BC Transit Bus Lane

BC Transit will offer more frequent service to Victoria International Airport

Several new routes and expansions later...
traffic signal

Traffic signal work to cause delays at Douglas-Hillside intersection Sunday

Traffic signal work is expected to run from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
bike lane

There were 39,000 cycling trips over this Saanich bike crossing in July

That's 5,000 more crossings than the same time last year πŸš΄β€β™‚οΈ
U-bicycle

U-bicycle North America extends bike share network to Langford

30 bikes will be part of the city's network
carey road

This is why a traffic light is being installed on Douglas Street at Carey...

It's part of the province's priority bus lane project
V2V Empress

V2V ferry service from Victoria to Vancouver will not operate in the fall or...

The last sailing of the season will be on October 15th

Multiple vehicle collision closes southbound lanes of the Pat Bay Highway (UPDATED)

Four vehicles were involved in the collision

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