Transit priority measures are treatments introduced on a roadway that give an advantage to buses. These tools prioritize the movement of buses over other vehicles, reducing travel time and increasing reliability. Examples include:
- transit only lanes that allow buses to bypass general traffic
- dedicated bus lanes
- queue jump traffic signals that allow buses to go before the general traffic green light
Transit Priority – Gottingen Street
We're making transit better on Gottingen Street!
Based on your feedback and the direction of Regional Council, the municipality is designing a dedicated northbound bus lane on Gottingen Street. This will give buses an advantage during morning and afternoon rush hour periods.
The design will also include street improvements for pedestrian safety and comfort. Citizens were invited to have a look at the design and learn more about the project details at a Public Information Session held on Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the North End Public Library at 2285 Gottingen Street, Halifax.
The project materials and an online survey were available on Shape Your City Halifax.
The Gottingen Street Bus Lane is a transit priority initiative actioned from the Integrated Mobility Plan.
Transit priority corridors are streets that have been prioritized for transit through the use of multiple transit priority measures.
Municipal Planning & Development (P&D) and Halifax Transit are currently working with a consultant, WSP, on a functional design study investigating the potential for corridor-level transit priority measures (TPMs) on the following corridors:
- Robie Street and Young Street, recommended in the Integrated Mobility Plan, approved by Regional Council in December 2017.
- Bayers Road and Gottingen Street, had consultation in Fall 2017. Recommended in Halifax Transit’s Moving Forward Together Plan