Traffic

Rory MacIver, who lives near the pedestrian overpass that crosses the old Island Highway at Norwell Drive and Jingle Pot Road, says demonstrators are gathering on the bridge more frequently and inciting passing motorists to honk their horns. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Vancouver Islander fed up with ongoing horn-honking in support of overpass flag-wavers

City’s noise bylaw does not restrict roadside demonstrators from inciting others to make noise

Rory MacIver, who lives near the pedestrian overpass that crosses the old Island Highway at Norwell Drive and Jingle Pot Road, says demonstrators are gathering on the bridge more frequently and inciting passing motorists to honk their horns. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Map shows the section of West Coast Road to be affected by utility work on April 5. (Courtesy of District of Sooke)

Single-lane traffic advisory for West Coast Road in Sooke

Utility work to take place 9:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on April 5

Map shows the section of West Coast Road to be affected by utility work on April 5. (Courtesy of District of Sooke)
Sooke resident Dave Dyer sold his pickup truck and bought an e-bike at the beginning of 2022. He doesn’t expect to switch back. (Bailey Moreton - News Staff)

Record-high gas prices drive Sooke commuters toward e-bikes

Resident who rides to CFB Esquimalt daily expects to pay his off in 2 years

Sooke resident Dave Dyer sold his pickup truck and bought an e-bike at the beginning of 2022. He doesn’t expect to switch back. (Bailey Moreton - News Staff)
The District of Sooke said it’s working to understand the causes behind a recent increase in traffic delays along Highway 14 for commuters. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
The District of Sooke said it’s working to understand the causes behind a recent increase in traffic delays along Highway 14 for commuters. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
The area around the intersection of Latoria Boulevard and Metchosin Road will be a work zone for the next six months or so, as crews install traffic lights and a new transit exchange, along with other improvements. (Courtesy City of Colwood)

Upgrades to Colwood intersection soon underway at Metchosin and Latoria

Royal Bay area road project expected to impact traffic flow for about six months

The area around the intersection of Latoria Boulevard and Metchosin Road will be a work zone for the next six months or so, as crews install traffic lights and a new transit exchange, along with other improvements. (Courtesy City of Colwood)
Cordova Bay residents living on and around Sayward and Fowler roads formed a safety advocacy group to pressure Saanich to take action in the area. The group recently hosted Mayor Fred Haynes on a walkabout to show him areas in need of immediate improvements. (Photo courtesy of Vina Maldoveanu)

Residents’ road safety group pushes Saanich for improvements on Sayward Road

Vehicle speeds, lack of pedestrian infrastructure pose dangers to all: spokesperson

Cordova Bay residents living on and around Sayward and Fowler roads formed a safety advocacy group to pressure Saanich to take action in the area. The group recently hosted Mayor Fred Haynes on a walkabout to show him areas in need of immediate improvements. (Photo courtesy of Vina Maldoveanu)
Const. Vince Clandening of Central Saanich Police Services uses a scope Friday afternoon to check drivers on Keating Cross Road for distracted driving as part of a campaign that happened across the Saanich Peninsula. (Photo courtesy of ICBC).

Enforcement of distracted driving dialled up on Saanich Peninsula

9 Vancouver Island residents die on average every year in crashes involving distracted driving

Const. Vince Clandening of Central Saanich Police Services uses a scope Friday afternoon to check drivers on Keating Cross Road for distracted driving as part of a campaign that happened across the Saanich Peninsula. (Photo courtesy of ICBC).
Sidney announced Monday it will cover 40 per cent of the $4.9 million going toward road improvements near the future site of the Amazon distribution under construction on lands within municipal boundaries under the authority of the Victoria Airport Authority, whose share of the costs will also be 40 per cent. North Saanich will cover the remaining 20 per cent. Those improvements include a roundabout at the corner of Beacon Avenue West and Galaran Road. (Black Press Media file photo)

Road improvements near future Amazon site in Sidney to cost almost $5 million

Airport authority, Sidney, North Saanich funding work

Sidney announced Monday it will cover 40 per cent of the $4.9 million going toward road improvements near the future site of the Amazon distribution under construction on lands within municipal boundaries under the authority of the Victoria Airport Authority, whose share of the costs will also be 40 per cent. North Saanich will cover the remaining 20 per cent. Those improvements include a roundabout at the corner of Beacon Avenue West and Galaran Road. (Black Press Media file photo)
Motorists travelling on the section of Island Highway between Wilfert and Hart roads in View Royal will experience minor delays Friday mid-morning (March 11) due to installation of fibre optic lines by a Telus crew. (Google Street View)

Telecom lines installation to cause brief traffic delays Friday in View Royal

Traffic on Island Highway between Wilfert and Hart roads will see mid-morning delays

Motorists travelling on the section of Island Highway between Wilfert and Hart roads in View Royal will experience minor delays Friday mid-morning (March 11) due to installation of fibre optic lines by a Telus crew. (Google Street View)
A new roundabout in Willoughby has baffled some local motorists – and become the subject of a viral TikTok video. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

B.C. drivers struggle with roundabout in viral TikTok

Some drivers are having trouble understanding the system

A new roundabout in Willoughby has baffled some local motorists – and become the subject of a viral TikTok video. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
The intersection of McKenzie Avenue and Saanich Road will be closed from March 14 to April 1 for traffic light infrastructure replacement. (Photo courtesy of the District of Saanich/Twitter)

24-hour closure coming to Saanich Road at intersection with McKenzie Avenue

District of Saanich is replacing traffic light infrastructure between March 14 and April 1

The intersection of McKenzie Avenue and Saanich Road will be closed from March 14 to April 1 for traffic light infrastructure replacement. (Photo courtesy of the District of Saanich/Twitter)
Traffic was backd up on Sooke ROad due to a orllover crash around 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. (Courtesy of EMily Campbell-Meznies/Facebook)

Rollover accident backs up traffic on Sooke Road

Alternating traffic can be avoided by taking Kangaroo Road

Traffic was backd up on Sooke ROad due to a orllover crash around 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. (Courtesy of EMily Campbell-Meznies/Facebook)
Langford city hall on Goldstream Avenue, shot in February 2022. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Langford looking to ease residents’ traffic concerns with new policy

Pilot program will be run in existing neighbourhoods, based on existing guidelines

Langford city hall on Goldstream Avenue, shot in February 2022. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
The City of Colwood is planning for the launch of a new app to help residents car pool or bike together, as a way of easing congestion in the community. (Courtesy of City of Colwood)

Colwood aims to make ride sharing simple with new app

GOCO app, coming this spring, will help drivers arrange car pools, cyclists to find fellow riders

The City of Colwood is planning for the launch of a new app to help residents car pool or bike together, as a way of easing congestion in the community. (Courtesy of City of Colwood)
The District of Saanich is installing new delineators, a street light above the crosswalk and new signage on Cedar Hill Cross Road near Merriman Drive, between Wednesday and Friday (Feb. 16 to 18). (Google Streetview)

Saanich acts quickly to boost safety on Cedar Hill Cross Road where cyclist injured, teen killed

Work happening Feb. 16 to 18 near Merriman Drive; improvements spurred by community concerns

The District of Saanich is installing new delineators, a street light above the crosswalk and new signage on Cedar Hill Cross Road near Merriman Drive, between Wednesday and Friday (Feb. 16 to 18). (Google Streetview)
Saanich police are diverting traffic around a crashed cement truck in the intersection of Interurban and Marigold roads Feb. 15. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)

Overturned cement truck blocking Saanich intersection near Panama Flats

Truck full of cement, removal expected to take several hours, police say

Saanich police are diverting traffic around a crashed cement truck in the intersection of Interurban and Marigold roads Feb. 15. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)
Following another incident at Cedar Hill Cross Road and Merriman Drive, which left a cyclist injured, Saanich residents and road safety advocates are once again expressing concerns around enforcement and road safety. (Google Street View)

Residents call on Saanich to do more enforcement, take immediate action on road safety

Collision between cyclist and truck on Cedar Hill Road further galvanizes community

Following another incident at Cedar Hill Cross Road and Merriman Drive, which left a cyclist injured, Saanich residents and road safety advocates are once again expressing concerns around enforcement and road safety. (Google Street View)
Paul O’Callaghan was hit while cycling on Cedar Hill Cross Road near Merriman Drive, the same intersection where Saanich teen Kaydence Bourque was killed. O’Callaghan, at home recovering from a broken ankle and many cuts and bruises, calls on the District of Saanich to improve safety for cyclists in this area. (Photo courtesy of Paul O’Callaghan)

Mother of teen killed at Saanich intersection consoles cyclist hit at same spot

Experienced cyclist struck Monday at Cedar Hill Cross Road and Merriman Drive

Paul O’Callaghan was hit while cycling on Cedar Hill Cross Road near Merriman Drive, the same intersection where Saanich teen Kaydence Bourque was killed. O’Callaghan, at home recovering from a broken ankle and many cuts and bruises, calls on the District of Saanich to improve safety for cyclists in this area. (Photo courtesy of Paul O’Callaghan)
A pedestrian was struck in a crosswalk Tuesday morning at the intersection of Kelly and Metchosin roads. (Black Press Media file photo)

73-year-old woman hospitalized after being struck by car in Colwood crosswalk

Driver said sunny, wet conditions hindered visibility; woman suffers non-life threatening injuries

A pedestrian was struck in a crosswalk Tuesday morning at the intersection of Kelly and Metchosin roads. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police arrested six protesters who were among a group blocking the Trans-Canada Highway at Tillicum Road mid-afternoon Monday. Save Old Growth says it is the last such blockade planned on the TCH until March. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Traffic flowing again on Trans-Canada Highway in Saanich after afternoon blockade

Six arrested as Save Old Growth protesters continue commitment to disrupt traffic

Saanich police arrested six protesters who were among a group blocking the Trans-Canada Highway at Tillicum Road mid-afternoon Monday. Save Old Growth says it is the last such blockade planned on the TCH until March. (Black Press Media file photo)