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Prioritize Public Transit on the Laurentides Boulevard in Laval

In order to better serve citizens using the Laurentides Boulevard in Laval, Orange Traffic proposes the following solution: prioritize public transit by implementing of a lane reserved exclusively for buses.

Running across the island from the Rivière des Prairies to the South to the Rivière des Mille Îles to the North, the Laurentides Boulevard is one of the busiest streets in Laval. It serves many citizens daily, causing frequent traffic congestion affecting the public transit system.

In order to better serve citizens using the Laurentides Boulevard in Laval, Orange Traffic proposes the following solution: prioritize public transit by implementing of a lane reserved exclusively for buses. With a system using dynamic control signs that adapt to rush hours, the management of traffic fluidity will greatly improve while avoiding the colossal cost and the risky feasibility that an expansion of the boulevard would bring about.

The implementation of this new reserved lane would not only improve traffic fluidity on the Laurentides Boulevard, but would also optimize access to public transit in the Laval network by helping, among other things, the system’s intermodality.

We invite you to watch this short video explaining Orange Traffic’s reserved lane management solution.

More Information on Reserved Lanes

Reserved lanes:

  • Reduce traffic congestion;
  • Shorten bus travel time (thus contributing to the success of public transport);
  • Improve intermodality because they are often connected to other public transport services (commuter trains, bus terminals, metro stations, park-and-ride facilities).

Easily identifiable by a diamond symbol, these lanes are reserved for buses, taxis, and in some cases, carpoolers.

Road signs clearly indicate for whom the lane is reserved, as well as the days and times when it is in operation. Those who drive, stop temporarily or park their vehicles in reserved lanes disrupt the flow of buses and taxis, which are forced to go around them. Just one vehicle parked in every reserved lane during rush hour can penalize over 50,000 public transport customers. And drivers found at fault are liable for a fine of up to $200.

* Source : https://exo.quebec/en/trip-planner/bus/reserved-lanes

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