Shelbourne Street forms an important regional transportation corridor that offers mainly flat topography. However, in its current drag-strip format, it’s a dangerous nightmare for cyclists. The Municipality of Saanich is formulating plans to remediate the corridor from North Dairy to Feltham.

The intent of the Plan is to develop, in consultation with the community and other stakeholders, a comprehensive, long range (20 to 30 year) vision for an area 500 m on either side of Shelbourne Street from North Dairy Road in the south to Feltham Road in the north.

An Open House for the Shelbourne Corridor Action Plan will be held Thursday, January 28th, 5 PM to 8 PM, at St. Aidan’s United Church, 3703 St. Aidan’s Street.

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The Open House will introduce residents and other Corridor stakeholders to the Action Plan’s objectives and the issues it hopes to address.

Public participation and community input is of paramount importance to the Plan’s development. Surveys will be handed out and a Community Mapping exercise will be conducted that will help Saanich Planning understand how respondents view the Corridor. A second Open House is planned for May at which time options and scenarios for a vision of the Corridor 20 to 30 years into the future will be revealed based on the results of the ongoing survey as well as a completed Community Map.

If you have any questions or comments regarding this event please contact District of Saanich Planner Harold Stanley at (250) 475-5494 ext. 3410 or e-mail harold.stanley@saanich.ca. The Action Plan’s Terms of Reference and a map of the Corridor, which extends from North Dairy to Feltham and 500 m on either side of Shelbourne, is available for viewing at the District of Saanich website. Information is also available on the Saanich website.