The Douglas Street Busway is the first stage
of the region's rapid transit system linking communities
in the core area, Peninsula, and Westshore. Starting with
rapid bus service, and evolving to Light Rail Transit, the
project will achieve the goals of the region and its municipalities
for more sustainable transportation. The busway and regional
rapid bus service on further extensions of bus lanes is
a key component to achieve the environmental goals of the
Provincial Transit Plan.
The most recent plans for the Douglas Street
busway include two bus-only lanes, four general purpose
travel lanes, two bike lanes, boulevards and sidewalks.
Bus-only lanes are built so that in the future, Light Rail
Transit can be provided in the same right-of-way. Stations
are also planned to meet LRT standards. Sidewalks and boulevards
and travel lanes along the project meet municipal requirements.