Saanich Council endorses Douglas street for rapid transit

RAPID TRANSIT ON DOUGLAS CORRIDOR GETS THUMBS-UP FROM SAANICH

Dec 14, 2010

Saanich Council has voted support for the Douglas Street corridor as the route for Greater Victoria’s rapid transit project.

It follows a similar move in Victoria, where a committee of city council last week endorsed a stretch of Douglas Street within their municipal boundaries as the sole route for rapid transit lanes – as opposed to coupling the route with another street like Blanshard.

Last night’s vote by Saanich councilors shows the two municipalities are on the same page when it comes to Douglas, which runs through both municipal neighbours.

With that in mind Saanich Councilor Dean Murdock suggests that, as the re-alignment of Douglas begins to take place, he’d like to convene a joint meeting with the city of Victoria to discuss a shared vision for the Douglas corridor.

Also at last night’s meeting, Saanich politicians reaffirmed their support of a rail option.