Have your say: Yay or nay? – Dedicated bus lanes in Kingston

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At their meeting held Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2019, Kingston City Council discussed a motion to direct City Staff to look into the creation of a “Kingston Transitway” through dedicated bus lanes.

Moved by Deputy Mayor Peter Stroud and seconded by Councillor Bridget Doherty, the motion spoke to the “permanent greenhouse gas reduction that is achieved by a major shift from personal vehicles to Transit,” as well as the fact City Council has already set “ambitious targets” for increasing public transit use. The motion also pointed out that Council has already identified and included “explore Transit-way” in the 2019 to 2022 Strategic Plan.

The motion asked that City Staff identify at least one north-south and one east-west lane that could be converted into dedicated transit lanes. It also looked for Staff to look into the availability of grant funding from other levels of government, and to identify what is needed to operate buses in dedicated lanes.

After much discussion and some obvious confusion around which corridors would be best suited to support such a plan, Council eventually voted to defer the motion to a later meeting. The motion will be re-tabled at the meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019.

So, what do you think, Kingston? Have your say in the poll below, which will be discussed on Council in Action on YourTV Kingston on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. Add your comments below, and those on the panel may discuss those, too.

Do you think Kingston should have dedicated bus lanes to increase the speed and consistency of public transit?

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