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The District of West Kelowna places a high priority on transportation infrastructure. The municipality takes a multi-modal approach accounting for the needs of automobiles, transit, pedestrians and cyclists, when planning maintenance and improvements to the transportation network.

Council appropriates funding to ensure that the road network is maintained and upgraded to meet current municipal standards and to address related issues such as traffic calming and safety.


At the August 23, 2011 meeting, Council adopted the District of West Kelowna's first Road Network Classifications. To view the report to Council, please click here.

Road classifications are means of categorizing the road network in accordance with criteria that include the following:

  • Arterial
    • Efficiently accommodate relatively high traffic volumes
    • Provide continuous routes through and across neighbourhoods
    • Limited/no direct access to adjacent properties
    • Generally no on-street parking
  • Collector
    • Efficiently accommodate traffic from/between local neighbourhoods and business areas
    • Provide connections/access to arterial roads
    • Limited direct access to adjacent properties
    • Limited/managed on-street parking
  • Local
    • Provide access to all properties
    • On-street parking generally allowed


Shannon Lake Road - example of urban arterial road
Urban Arterial Road
The District of West Kelowna's Transportation Master Plan was presented to Council on June 28, 2011. Council directed staff to review the plan and bring back specific related topics for consideration by Council at future meetings. On August 23, 2011, Council adopted a road classification plan for the District of West Kelowna. On October 25, 2011, staff presented a set of road standards for arterial and collector roads for Council's consideration. The municipality's Subdivision and Development Servicing Bylaw will be amended to include the standards.


In an effort to address changes in transportation patterns, the municipality may consider traffic calming as one possible option.

To this end, Council has also adopted a Traffic Calming Policy, which identifies means and methods of determining traffic management options in specified areas.

To view the District of West Kelowna's Traffic Calming Policy, please use the following link:

To learn more about traffic calming initiatives in the District of West Kelowna, please click here.


To learn more about transportation planning and infrastructure in the District of West Kelowna, please select from the following links:


If you have questions or comments regarding road, transit or transportation related matters, please contact the District of West Kelowna's Engineering Services Department at:

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Last updated: 3/19/2014 10:13:00 AM