Dufferin Priority Bus Route

Late last year, the TTC recommended that consideration be given to implementing bus priority corridors along five major routes where volumes and ridership is high. One of these routes was Dufferin Street from the Dufferin Gates at Exhibition Place up to Wilson Avenue. While there was no original timeline on the introduction of the lanes, following the Covid-19 public health emergency and the increasing demands on high volume corridors like Dufferin Street as people returned to work, the TTC requested that City Council approve installation on an escalated basis. In July, the Mayor announced that the first of these escalated installations would be installed along Eglinton Avenue East for September 2020 followed by further installations in the following twelve month period. This first installation was chosen as it required minimal review and design while others like Dufferin Street require more design considerations to ensure flow of traffic, cyclists, etc. When installed, these new corridors will expedite the movement of buses through the corridor and increase safety for passengers in the new normal that is the post-pandemic environment in which we live. The timelines for Dufferin are not determined but there is a report going to the TTC board in Q4 of 2020 which will provide more clarity on the process for Dufferin. 

 

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