Victoria

Hey Victoria, we think you’re on to something…

Victoria is on a journey to becoming one of the best small cities for cycling in the world, and we’re along for the ride.

In Spring 2017, INTERACT launched a five-year study to uncover how the implementation of Victoria’s All Ages and Abilities (AAA) Bike Network is impacting physical activity, social participation, and well-being – and whether these impacts are felt equally across different socioeconomic groups. Join the hundreds of people who have already shared their experiences of cycling in the city.

Join the ride!

We are recruiting adults who bike in Victoria to help us learn how the AAA Bike Network influences your cycling patterns and engagement in everyday city life. Participating is a rare opportunity to contribute to innovative research that will guide and inspire our cities to be healthier places for all Canadians.

Ready for your second lap?

If you participated in the first wave of data collection in 2017, we want to know how changes in Victoria’s cycling network have impacted you!

Sign in to our questionnaire portal with the email and password you used in 2017.

Am I eligible?

You are eligible to participate if:

  • You are age 18 years or older;
  • You ride a bike at least once in a typical month within the City of Victoria; and
  • You currently do not have plans to move away from the Capital Region in the next 2 years.

What will I do?

As a participant you will be invited to:

  • Complete two online surveys
  • Collect locational data through a mobile phone app or wearable device

Data collection will take place two more times over the next five years : this spring/summer, and again in 2021.

What are the benefits?

  • Join a national community of scientists, urban planners, and engaged citizens with a common interest in the design of healthy and equitable cities.
  • Contribute to innovative research that will help cities like Victoria make smart planning decisions that support population health.
  • Receive a small gift card as a token of appreciation for your time in each year of the study.
  • Online and flexible participation options.

The intervention

Victoria’s All Ages and Abilities (AAA) Cycling Network introduces protected cycling infrastructure across the city, starting with the implementation of a 5.4km grid in the downtown core by 2018.  While such facilities are common in European cycling cities, to date no Canadian city has a protected cycling network serving all areas of the city.  Victoria’s $7.75M commitment to the AAA Cycling Network is an important step in its bold journey to becoming one of the best small cities for cycling in the world.

%

of our cohort had heard about the AAA Cycling Network

%

think it’s a very good idea

%

of participants bicycle with children

Questions?

Please contact Karen Laberee, INTERACT Victoria Project Coordinator at victoria@teaminteract.ca