Originally Posted by OttawaSteve
What would we do with the approximately 200 buses per hour that operate on this stretch of Wellington at peak times? (approx. 60 OC Transpo buses/hr on 6 different routes; approx. 140 STO buses/hr on 42 different routes)
The is issue of re-directing the buses from Wellington Street seems external to the issue at hand.
However, having done some reading, I found out that STO/OCT are planning Rapid Bus Transit for downtown over the future.
This would mean a terminal for STO in Lebreton Flats. I guess that's where the 42 routes would stop.
Anyways, the short answer is re-direct buses from Wellington onto Albert St and Slater St.
Queen street is not wide enough to accommodate the segregated bus lane.
That's my 2 cents.
Andy Haydon exposed the idea of taking buses off Wellington Street during the 2010 campaign.