Sutherland Avenue protected bike lanes

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Consultation has concluded

Person riding a bicycle on a shared pathway.

Why Sutherland for protected bike lanes?

Sutherland Avenue is well positioned for protected bike lanes, because it:

  • Runs parallel to Harvey Avenue;
  • Extends from Abbott Street and Pandosy Street in the west, to the Parkinson Recreation Centre and Landmark area to the east;
  • Connects with Richter Street, Ethel Street and Gordon Drive, providing access to the Pandosy Village, Okanagan College and Kelowna Secondary School; and
  • Forms an active transportation loop connecting with Abbott Active Transportation Corridor (ATC), Ethel ATC, Parkinson pathway, Okanagan Rail Trail, Cawston ATC and waterfront pathways.

Upcoming events

Construction is anticipated to start in March 2019 and be complete in October 2019. Learn more about the design and construction impacts at an upcoming information session.

Information session:

Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019
4-6:30 p.m.
A.S Matheson Elementary
2090 Gordon Drive


Design feedback

Concept design - 2016

Residents shared input on the concept design in spring 2016. Feedback received at the open house and through an online survey was considered by the planning and design teams when refining the design.

Preliminary design - 2018

In May 2018, residents shared feedback on the preliminary design, which considered two design options for the section of Sutherland Avenue between Pandosy Street and Richter Street. While the majority of all participants preferred Option A (two-way vehicle traffic and parking on south side of the street), the majority of participants who live on Sutherland Avenue between Pandosy Street and Richter Street preferred Option B (one-way vehicle traffic with parking on both sides of the street).


Final design & construction

Review construction and design details (as shown at Feb. 28, 2019 information session)


Why Sutherland for protected bike lanes?

Sutherland Avenue is well positioned for protected bike lanes, because it:

  • Runs parallel to Harvey Avenue;
  • Extends from Abbott Street and Pandosy Street in the west, to the Parkinson Recreation Centre and Landmark area to the east;
  • Connects with Richter Street, Ethel Street and Gordon Drive, providing access to the Pandosy Village, Okanagan College and Kelowna Secondary School; and
  • Forms an active transportation loop connecting with Abbott Active Transportation Corridor (ATC), Ethel ATC, Parkinson pathway, Okanagan Rail Trail, Cawston ATC and waterfront pathways.

Upcoming events

Construction is anticipated to start in March 2019 and be complete in October 2019. Learn more about the design and construction impacts at an upcoming information session.

Information session:

Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019
4-6:30 p.m.
A.S Matheson Elementary
2090 Gordon Drive


Design feedback

Concept design - 2016

Residents shared input on the concept design in spring 2016. Feedback received at the open house and through an online survey was considered by the planning and design teams when refining the design.

Preliminary design - 2018

In May 2018, residents shared feedback on the preliminary design, which considered two design options for the section of Sutherland Avenue between Pandosy Street and Richter Street. While the majority of all participants preferred Option A (two-way vehicle traffic and parking on south side of the street), the majority of participants who live on Sutherland Avenue between Pandosy Street and Richter Street preferred Option B (one-way vehicle traffic with parking on both sides of the street).


Final design & construction

Review construction and design details (as shown at Feb. 28, 2019 information session)


CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

Do you have a question about the Sutherland Avenue Protected Bike Lanes? Don't hesitate to ask a question, and we'll get back to you with an answer as soon as possible.

Please note that we will respond during regular City operating hours, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday (excluding holidays).


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    I'm in favour of protected and painted bike lanes. Does it make sense to build them on Sutherland with major alterations to this street and area planned for the near future?

    Al J2 Asked about 2 years ago

    Hello. Although there may be alterations in the future, Sutherland Avenue is still positioned well for bike lanes since they will connect with Richter Street, Ethel Street and Gordon Drive providing access to the Pandosy Village, Okanagan College and Kelowna Secondary School. Having the bike lanes on Sutherland will form an active transportation loop connecting with Abbott Active Transportation Corridor (ATC), Ethel ATC, Parkinson Pathway, Rail Trail, Cawston ATC and waterfront pathways.

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    Let me start by telling you I bike a min of 5 days a week in season. My season is all days except the heat of the summer and the cold of the winter. As such, biking in warmer months only works for me early in the AM and anything in the heat of the afternoon is a challenge. When the weather shifts to colder months I'll only hit the stationary bike. Do you have any bike use statistics on Sutherland for the shoulder 5 months of the year ? (Oct 15-March 15) My concern is that you will build a protected lane and keen cyclist's like me will stay away for 40% of the year. My other concern is the increasing use of electric scooters in the bike lanes. Why are they (motorized scooters and electric motor bikes) allowed in the bike lanes? These types of bikes keep my wife away from the bike lanes.

    bobbic Asked over 2 years ago

    There is currently no data available for bike usage on Sutherland Avenue. Once construction on the protected bike lanes are complete, data will be collected. Regarding electric scooters in the bike lanes, this falls under the BC Motor Vehicle Act with more information here about where mopeds and scooters can travel: http://www.icbc.com/vehicle-registration/specialty-vehicles/Low-powered-vehicles/Pages/Mopeds-and-scooters.aspx and more information here where electric bikes can travel: http://www.icbc.com/vehicle-registration/specialty-vehicles/Low-powered-vehicles/Pages/Electric-bikes.aspx

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    Kelowna keeps going down the path of Vancouver spending $millions on bike lanes that are hardly used in comparison to vehicle traffic. I am for protected bike lanes but make it mandatory for people to use them instead of other main roads - that becomes unsafe for bicycle riders and vehicle traffic trying to dodge them. Also introduce a licensing and insurance program and enforce helmet laws!!

    kerick Asked over 2 years ago

    Thank you for the input. Since we value your feedback, could you please enter your comments in the survey so they will be recorded for the engagement report for this project: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SutherlandAve.