Planning studies and reports

Planning and Reports
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Please click on the links below to access planning studies and reports:

Campus planning

Sustainability

Community Engagement Framework

Campus Traffic Survey

Since 1996 the university has conducted regular comprehensive surveys of traffic access patterns to and from the campus for a typical fall (October) weekday. The survey report from 2018 indicates that the travel modes of transit, pedestrians, vehicles with passengers and cyclists account for 63% of all trips. The university's Transportation Demand Management (TDM) program supports the use of sustainable transportation by the campus community and visitors.  The Sustainability Action Plan:  Campus Operations 2014-2019 includes a goal to increase the use of transit, cycling, walking and carpooling to 70% of the transportation modal split by 2019.

University of Victoria 2018 Campus Traffic Survey - Final Report

University of Victoria 2016 Campus Traffic Survey - Final Report

University of Victoria 2014 Campus Traffic Survey - Final Report

University of Victoria 2012 Campus Traffic Survey - Final Report

University of Victoria 2010 Campus Traffic Survey - Final Report

University of Victoria 2008 Campus Traffic Survey - Final Report

Traffic and Parking Management

The Traffic and Parking Management Report supports the university's goals of increasing sustainable transportation choices and promoting safe and efficient movement within the campus.  The report includes sections on multi-modal traffic and circulation, parking and transportation demand management.  An extensive stakeholder consultation program was undertaken as part of the study process.  Recommendations in the report form part of the vision for the future of the campus and are integrated with other planning and sustainability objectives.  The report assists in ensuring that future parking and traffic requirements are well managed and planned to achieve the optimal balance between efficiency, cost, impact to the surrounding community, convenience for users and sustainability.

Traffic and Parking Regulations (2011)

University of Victoria Traffic and Parking Management Study - 2008

Transportation Demand Management Plan 2003 - Part 1

Transportation Demand Management Plan 2003 - Part 2

Transportation Demand Management Plan 2003 - Appendix A

Transportation Demand Management Plan 2003 - Appendix B

Transportation Demand Management Plan 2003 - Appendix C

Transportation Demand Management Plan 2003 - Appendix D

Campus Transit Plan

The Campus Transit Plan, prepared in conjunction with BC Transit, provides direction to guide future transit service improvements in the short and long term that serve the campus community and enhance the links to the regional transit system.

BCT UVic Transit Plan

Campus Wayfinding Strategy

The design and approach to the installation of new pedestrian and vehicle oriented signage on campus reflects the direction provided by the 2009 Campus Wayfinding Strategy.  It includes a hierarchy and family of sign types to address the wayfinding needs of occasional visitors and regular campus users.

University of Victoria Campus Wayfinding Strategy - Part 1

University of Victoria Campus Wayfinding Strategy - Part 2

Natural Features Study

A detailed inventory and assessment of the natural features of the campus was undertaken in conjunction with the School of Environmental Studies in 2007 to provide key information for ongoing campus planning activities.

University of Victoria Natural Features Study Phase 1

University of Victoria Natural Features Study Phase 2 - Part 1

University of Victoria Natural Features Study Phase 2 - Part 2

Integrated Stormwater Management Plan

The UVic campus is located on the height of land between Gordon Head and Cadboro Bay and is the headwater stream source for four different drainage systems.  The Plan provides direction for stormwater flow reductions and improvements in water quality, along with the application of best management practices for new facilities and existing buildings, parking lots and campus lands.

Integrated Stormwater Management Plan

Cedar Hill Corner Management Plan

The Cedar Hill Corner property (previously referred to as the CJVI property before it was renamed in 2006) is the large open field and parcel located at the south east side of the campus adjacent to Cedar Hill Cross Road.  The Plan addresses issues associated with the use of the parcel and provides a framework for how the parcel can be managed until such time as it is required for permanent development that serves the needs of the university.  Management principles, directions and actions form the key part of the Plan.  The Plan's direction is set out in the Campus Plan, which designates the parcel as the primary area reserved for the future development of the university.

Cedar Hill Corner Management Plan - 2010

Campus Integrated Energy Masterplan

The Energy Masterplan provides direction to assist the university in meeting its targets for energy use, carbon reductions and costs.  It includes an assessment of existing and projected future energy use and outlines seven key recommendations for consideration, in conjunction with planning for future campus development.

University of Victoria Integrated Energy Masterplan

Athletics Centre Traffic Impact Assessment

As part of the planning for the Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities (CARSA), the District of Saanich and UVic jointly funded a traffic study that addressed road upgrades scheduled for McKenzie Avenue, along with potential impacts of the new facility.  The study was completed by the Boulevard Transportation Group.

Athletics Centre Traffic Impact Assessment