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Up to 63 parking stalls could be lost along Dallas Road to make room for bike lanes


It’s another hotly debated case of bike lanes vs. parking spots.

The latest preliminary designs for the Capital Regional District’s sewage treatment project include the removal of up to 63 parking spots to make room for bike lanes along Dallas Road.

The suggested changes

The angled parking spots from Dock Street to Lewis Street are to be converted into parallel parking spots, which would reduce their number by about fifty.

Thirteen other parking stalls would be removed on Dallas Road near Paddon Avenue to make room for the bike lane.

According to the designs presented to the Victoria City council earlier this week, the two-way separated bike lane will range from Clover Point to Ogden point, and be three metres wide.

A decision will be made in the new year

The preliminary designs shown to the council this week were only about 30% complete, and councillors were shocked at the number of parking spots that would  be lost.

Plans have been made for the team working on the project to meet with local organizations in January 2018, present 50% of their proposed designs, and get the community’s take on it.

Further deliberations with the Victoria City council will take place in February 2018.

Brishti Basu
Former Senior Staff Writer and Content Manager at Victoria Buzz.

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