Publications 2024-01-19T18:33:33+00:00


A two-page tri-fold summarizing our purpose and achievements, with a membership signup panel. Click here or on the heading.

Click on the issue you wish to read.

2023: Fall

2022: Fall NEW! Spring
2021: Fall Update
2021: Spring, Winter
2020: Winter, Fall
2019: Winter, Summer/Fall
2017: Winter
2015:  WinterSpringFall
2014: SpringFall
2012: SpringFall
2011: Fall
2010: Fall
2009: Fall
2008: Fall

Island Pathways Constitution & By-Laws

ANNUAL REPORTS, click on the dates to read. Note that each year’s report is for the previous fiscal year, from August 01 to August 01.
20122013201420152016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021

Twenty-Five Years & Counting: Island Pathways 1988-2013
Partners Creating Pathways Inventory:  map & info’ kiosks, interpretive signage, benches

“A Salt Spring Gander”, 2-page piece about how a bikeway through Salt Spring will tie in with Vancouver Island regional trails.
Source: Cycle Therapy magazine, Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition, Fall 2013, pages 9 – 10.


  1. 1992 Letter of Agreement between Islands Trust and the Ministry of Transportation & Highways, setting out road standards for Trust Islands, which remain current, with upgrades to include bike lanes;
  2. 1999 “Cycle Route Inventory” by Islands Trust, a $20,000 study;
  3. 2005 “SSI-Bikeway-Review” of the 1999 “SSI Cycle Route Inventory” by John Luton, to set priories; ~$7K paid for by SSI-CRD on behalf of the SSI Regional Trail Task Force;
  4. 2013 “Pedestrian & Cycling Master Plan: SSI Edition” by Alta Planning Group, premier U.S. cycling-infrastructure planners, an $11,000 bargain paid for by CRD Victoria, built on years of Island Pathways volunteer work;
  5. PCMP: SSI Editon “Community Compendium” by Torill Gillespie, donated labour for course credit in the UBC School of Community & Regional Planning, covering all of the by-laws, OCP, and community supports for improved active-transportation on Salt Spring;
  6. 2013 Ganges Hill Biking and Walking Feasibility Study” by J.E. Anderson Engineering for the SSI Transportation Commission, $33K of $50K dedicated by Gary Holman in 2008 to SSI pedestrian & cycling route feasibility studies;
  7. 2013 “Fulford Terminal Master Plan Upgrades Road Widening” by McElhanney Engineering for MoTI, for an unFOI-able cost;
  8. 2015 2015 Structure and Road Inventory Report” (2013 Road Data) by McElhanney Engineering for MoTI, at Island Pathways’ request, following a 2013 crash on the Fulford-Ganges Rd that killed a 3-year-old, using a Road Comfort Index, done driving a vehicle,  and Pavement Condition assessment, no RCI for cyclists, costing an unFOI-able amount;
  9. 2016 “Salt Spring Island Road Condition Assessment“, Appendix D of the “SSI Incorporation Final Report” by Urban System for the B.C. government;
  10. 2017 “How to Build a Bikeway Through Salt Spring Island” by Brenda Guiled 1970s-2017 summary of road studies & works;
  11. 2017 PowerPoint “SSI Roads & Road Infrastructure” by Brenda Guiled SSI roads history, past and projected costs;
  12. 2018 “Gulf Islands Regional Trail Plan” by CRD Parks & Trails.

LOBBYING CORRESPONDENCE with B.C.’s MoTI and MoH ministers, MLA Adam Olsen, + CCs re: upgrading Salt Spring’s main route from Fulford to Vesuvius:
Letter 1 — 2021 October, with Fulford-Ganges Road 25-year crash-deaths data sheet
Letter 2 — 2021 November, with injured-cyclists map of Salt Spring
Letter 3 — 2022 January, reply from B.C. government
Letter 4 — 2022 February,  response, with 9 reasons why the work is needed, deserved, and would be $$ well-spent