The City plans and maintains approximately 85 km of bike routes. Some of these routes are separated paths (along South Dogwood); some are bike lanes (Highway 19A from Erickson
to Big Rock Boat Ramp); and some bike routes are regular roads shared with vehicle traffic.
City Bike Routes
Bike lanes on Hilchey Road
To encourage cycling, the City has installed bike lanes on Hilchey Road, from Highway 19A to South Dogwood Street. The east and westbound bike lanes connect the multi-use path along South Dogwood Street to the Seawalk along Highway 19A.
To make room for the bike lanes, parking was removed and adjusted on Hilchey Road to enhance cyclist safety. The new bike lane on the north side, from South Dogwood Street to South Alder Street, is placed next to the curb; the parking lane is between the travel lane and the bicycle lane. From South Alder Street to Highway 19A, the south side of Hilchey Road includes the bike lane next to the curb; the parking lane is between the travel lane and the bicycle lane.
Respect the bike lane sign
Bike lanes on Hilchey Road - Frequently Asked Questions
Birch Street Neighbourhood Bikeway
The City has upgraded Birch Street to a neighbourhood bikeway. Neighbourhood bikeways typically have low motor vehicle volumes and speeds, and while they do not contain bike lanes, they are comfortable and safe for all ages and all abilities.
The speed limit along the Birch Street neighbourhood bikeway is 30 kilometres per hour (km/hr) and the pavement has been marked with “sharrows”.
The Birch Street neighbourhood bikeway provides a connection from downtown to near the north end of the Dogwood Street multi-use pathway
For additional information, visit www.getinvolved.campbellriver.ca/birch-street-neighbourhood-bikeway.
Master transportation plan
There are many benefits to cycling including reducing car dependence, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving health of residents, reducing infrastructure demands, and creating more livable and vibrant communities.
The Master Transportation Plan has set a goal to increase cycling from the current 1.3% (2006) up to 5% (2036). The City aims to accomplish this by enhancing the bicycle network, providing context appropriate corridor and intersection treatments and implementing bicycle support strategies.
The Master Transportation Plan was last updated in 2012 and the City is currently updating it. For more information, visit www.getinvolved.campbellriver.ca/campbell-river-master-transportation-plan
GO BY BIKE BC
The Campbell River Go By Bike committee is a partnership between the City, River City Cycle Club and the Campbell River Cycling Coalition. The first Go By Bike event in Campbell River (formerly Bike to Work Week) took place in 2008. The Committee is dedicated to encouraging cycling in Campbell River – commuting, exercise, sight seeing, tourism, pleasure – and to work towards better cycling infrastructure in this community. Biking supports a cleaner environment, a healthier population and reduced green-house gas emissions.
Events take place in the spring and the fall, with the latest event, October 16 to 29, 2023, logging 188 riders, 42 teams, 36 new riders, over 11,000 km biked, 722 total trips and 2,398 kilograms of greenhouse gasses saved.
For more information, see their website: https://gobybikebc.ca/campbell-river
Visitors and locals are invited to cycle, walk and/or roll around the Greenways Loop – a 28km, wheelchair accessible, recreational trail linking Campbell River’s Forests, River, Ocean and Greenways (FROG). The Loop’s vision, design, construction and maintenance include time, money and resources from countless volunteers and organizations – symbolizing an abundance of our community connections. Almost every Campbell River resident lives within 5 km of the Loop.
I STILL HAVE QUESTIONS. WHO CAN I CONTACT?
For additional information about bicycling, please contact:
City of Campbell River Transportation Department
Mailing address: 301 St. Ann's Road, Campbell River, BC V9W 4C7
For additional information on City trails and parks, please visit the Parks Department.