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Title: Whitehorse to test dedicated bus-only lane
Post by: Kniwt on January 09, 2018, 04:27:18 PM
Certainly not the most important news of the day, but I was mildly surprised because one normally doesn't think of the Yukon as having heavy traffic.

CBC North reports today:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/pilot-project-bus-whitehorse-1.4479095

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The City of Whitehorse is introducing a new dedicated bus lane next week in the Riverdale area, as a pilot project to reduce traffic congestion and delays during morning commutes.

The lane will be open to Whitehorse transit buses only between Jan. 15 and 19 along Lewes Boulevard from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m., according to a city news release.

"As it stands transit buses are delayed up to 17 minutes coming out of Riverdale during this busy morning period," said transit manager Cheri Malo in the statement.

CBC photo:
(https://i.cbc.ca/1.4479238.1515518820!/fileImage/httpImage/image.JPG_gen/derivatives/original_620/whitehorse-winter.JPG)
Title: Re: Whitehorse to test dedicated bus-only lane
Post by: kphoger on January 09, 2018, 04:39:43 PM
A 17min delay is humongous for a city of only 25k population.  How on earth does that happen?
Title: Re: Whitehorse to test dedicated bus-only lane
Post by: kalvado on January 09, 2018, 05:03:46 PM
Dedicated bus lane for 4 buses per hour? On street that appears to be single lane per direction?

Maybe this is about buses driving on shoulder?...
Title: Re: Whitehorse to test dedicated bus-only lane
Post by: Alps on January 09, 2018, 07:22:34 PM
When there's one way in and out from the suburbs to the city, sure I can believe it. Keep in mind population != demand.
Title: Re: Whitehorse to test dedicated bus-only lane
Post by: jakeroot on January 09, 2018, 07:44:07 PM
Dedicated bus lane for 4 buses per hour? On street that appears to be single lane per direction?

Maybe this is about buses driving on shoulder?...

Looks like the entire length of northbound Lewes Blvd, from its origin at Alsek Road (near Grey Mountain Primary) to the new signal at Hospital Road, will be widened to accommodate a bus lane. Another article (http://www.whitehorsestar.com/News/bike-lane-to-become-bus-lane-next-week) indicates that the bike lane will be removed to accommodate the bus lane.

My only wonder is how the bus lane will traverse the roundabout at Nisutlin Road.