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New Transit Projects to Ease Congestion and Support Sustainable Travel in Burnaby

The City of Burnaby has partnered with TransLink to install new queue jumper lanes and other road features in select locations across the city, to make transit service faster and more reliable while improving traffic flow for all users of the road.

This month, queue jumper lanes have been added to two locations along Edmonds Street, at Canada Way and Kingsway. These lanes, indicated by red pavement, allow buses to bypass traffic at the intersection. Only buses are permitted to enter the red queue jumper lanes.

In addition to the new queue jumper lanes, TransLink is providing funding for two more projects this fall which will benefit all road users, including buses. Painted left-turn lanes have been added to the intersection in front of Edmonds Community Centre, at Edmonds and Humphries, and an advanced left turn signal will be installed for vehicles leaving Edmonds SkyTrain Station at 18th Avenue and Griffiths Drive.

More transit priority projects will be coming soon to make transit a more attractive travel option and ease congestion. Transit priority measures support the mode split targets in Burnaby’s Transportation Plan – which is currently being updated – to have 75% of trips in Burnaby by sustainable modes by 2050.

The City is pursuing a number of initiatives to make it easier and more enjoyable to choose sustainable modes, such as walking, cycling and transit. By encouraging more transit use and active forms of transportation, more single-occupant vehicles are taken off the road, reducing congestion for all road users and helping the City meet its carbon emissions reduction targets.

We look forward to sharing more news about upcoming projects in the near future.

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