Comment 120581

By Haveacow (registered) | Posted January 13, 2017 at 09:40:36

Any physically segregated Bus Rapid Transit right of way or a Bus Only Lane on a 400 series highway or the Lincoln Alexander Parkway is a bad idea when you don't have a core Busway for this highway right of way to connect too. Rapid Transit highway right of ways alone unconnected to any core rapid transit system all by them selves, are usually very bad generators of passenger numbers.

Ottawa's Bus only lanes along the 417 leading to Kanata in the west and Orleans in the east work because they connect to a significant existing rapid transit system. Alone they would not generate anywhere near the numbers they do. Plus consider this, currently there is 3km of bus Transitway under construction parallel to the bus only lanes leading to Kanata on Hwy. #417 (from Bayshore Station west to the new DND HQ site at the former Nortel Campus on Moodie Dr.). So O.C Transpo even then prefers having there own segregated and somewhat grade separated private busway than use highway bus only lanes.

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