Cycling is an easy, cost-effective and healthy mode of transportation.
The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) is working with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and other local stakeholders to promote cycling in our electoral areas. Past projects include the installation of additional cycling road signage and bike racks at rural businesses. The CVRD also participated in the Comox Valley Cycling Task Force towards implementation of the Comox Valley Cycling Plan. Recently, the CVRD’s Integrated Regional Transportation Select Committee (IRTSC) has been tasked with promoting a bike commuter path or multi-use corridor along Comox Road.
View the Comox Valley Cycling plan here and its associated mapping.
Artistic Bike Racks
The CVRD has worked with local organizations and businesses to put bike racks in place for those who are out cycling around the three electoral areas of the region. These artistic bike racks are located at:
- Fanny Bay – General store/gas station
- Buckley Bay – General store/gas station (at ferry terminal)
- Union Bay – Post office
- Union Bay - Community Hall
- Royston – Roy’s Towne Pub
- Top of Ryan Rd. – Goods Groceries
- Top of Ryan Rd. – Red Wagon café
- Merville – General store
- Royston – Royston Roasting Company
- Black Creek – Community Hall
Comox Valley Transit is a regional service connecting Courtenay, Comox, Cumberland and the three electoral areas of the CVRD, and is operated in a partnership between BC Transit, the CVRD and the local operating company, Watson and Ash Transportation Ltd.
Routes 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 provide regular scheduled service in the electoral areas, and there is HandyDART service available in some areas as well. The majority of rural areas utilize a flagging system for catching the bus in lieu of bus stops, though shelters have been installed in Saratoga Beach, Black Creek, Royston, Union Bay and Buckley Bay. Bus stops are being added in at suitable locations.
Carpooling can be a convenient (and social) way to make your commute more interesting, while also reducing your environmental footprint. The many benefits of carpooling include:
- Saving money
- Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
- Reducing and calming traffic
- Staying connected with friends and co-workers