Saanich News: Transportation Planning

Planning for the future of transportation in Saanich will involve upgrades to sidewalk and bicycle infrastructure, but how should the transit system change to be accessible to more people?

Dean Murdock, council candidate:

“What we’re seeing is that there’s clearly a desire for a system change, a restructuring and realignment. We need to locate transit hubs in the urban centres with rapid transit on major corridors. That means we’re going to have to build dedicated transit rights of way, at least dedicated during peak hours, on streets like Shelbourne, McKenzie, Quadra and Douglas. Once we build up those major transit hubs, we’ll have to do community bus service so you’re collecting people in the neighbourhoods and bringing them to these transit hubs.”