New Reserved Lanes For STM Buses (And Bikes & Taxis) Are Coming To These Montreal Streets

Extra lanes reserved for buses, and in some instances, taxis and cyclists, are coming to main Montreal thoroughfares this month. The STM is rolling out the brand new lanes in an effort to enhance bus reliability.

This month’s reserved lane additions, 10.8 kilometres in complete on rue Jarry, chemin Queen Mary and boulevard Henri Bourassa, will serve a few of the STM’s busiest routes, together with the 51, 166, 193, 171 and 215.

On Jarry, buses and bikes will share reserved lanes stretching 6.9 kilometres intermittently between boulevards Acadie and Pie-IX. Buses working westbound will use it from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. It’s going to be open to eastbound buses from 4 p.m. to six:30 p.m.

The lanes on Queen Mary will run solely 2.2 kilometres. However the STM calls their placement between rues Macdonald and Cedar Crescent an “preferrred answer for bettering timeliness and reliability.” Since November 4, they have been reserved within the eastbound route from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and within the westbound route from 3:30 p.m. to six:30 p.m. They’re additionally open to taxis, however not bikes.

Lastly, Henri-Bourassa Ouest will see a 1.7-kilometres extension of reserved lanes that sit between boulevards Cavendish and Marcel-Laurin. The STM says the extension will assist it higher serve the realm round Bois-Franc station, a future cease on the forthcoming Réseau specific métropolitain (REM) light-rail community. The lanes are at the moment reserved between 6:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. and between 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

“The implementation of those reserved lanes is a part of the STM’s and Metropolis of Montreal’s joint motion plan to strengthen the bus community and enhance its move, reliability, and, by extension, total efficiency and attraction,” STM Chair Éric Alan Caldwell stated in a press launch.

“These new measures will enhance service for greater than 20,000 journeys, permitting Montrealers who select sustainable mobility to take pleasure in higher journey situations.”

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