BC Transit’s Transit Future Plan set a 12% transit mode share target for all trips in the Capital Regional District (CRD) by 2020 – a 100% increase in 2012. To achieve this target, significant capital and operating investments are needed. Making more efficient use of the transit fleet through cost-effective on-street improvements is an excellent means to improve the operations side of the equation through municipal, regional and provincial collaboration.
BC Transit commissioned Urban Systems to examine short-term transit priority improvement options along the Douglas Street, McKenzie Avenue and Island Highway corridors in an effort to support transit ridership growth and to make most effective use of transit resources. This plan outlined the overall process, existing corridor characteristics and conditions as well as the options development and evaluation.