Victoria and B.C. Transit officials will officially open the first phase of Douglas Street’s new bike and bus priority lanes today.
Victoria Mayor Dean Fortin called the opening of the relatively short stretch “an important first step.”
“For the first time, we’ve actually prioritized people over cars when we’ve done transportation improvements. So taking that first step is extremely important,” Fortin said.
The priority lanes are designed to improve reliability of buses — getting buses out of heavy traffic during key times — and shorten travel times for bus riders.