November 9, 2007
Project planners invited residents and property owners along the corridor to discuss the impacts and options of the busway in June. Click here for Open House Displays. Click here for a
summary of the meetings.
Plans are now being revised to address the issues raised at these meetings and to finalize alignment, station and traffic management recommendations. Detailed assessments of project costs, landscape and urban development impacts are also underway.
Alignment recommendations and reports will be prepared by January 2008 and further business and public meetings will be scheduled at that time to discuss the findings. Plans will then be forwarded to Councils and the Transit Commission for consideration.
July 11, 2007
A Public Open House was held June 5 and meetings with businesses
and property owners adjacent to Douglas Street were held
on June 6. All meetings were well attended. Click here for Open House Displays.
here for a summary of the meetings.
Project planners are now at work revising plans to address business issues
raised with respect to property access, parking, loading.
New signalized intersections are being considered on parts
of the corridor to improve local circulation. Alternative
parking and loading configurations are under review. Station
locations continue to be refined and evaluated.
Another series of meetings with affected businesses
will be held in early September. A public Open House
will be held prior to the submission of alignment plans
to Victoria and Saanich councils. This is expected to occur
first phase of the busway project: Preliminary planning
and design, has just begun. An advisory committee of adjacent
businesses, communities, and partners has been created to
assist the project team. This design phase is anticipated
to take 6 to 8 months, and will lead to a major decision
point for corridor municipalities, the Ministry of Transportation,
and the Transit Commission regarding construction.