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youngregina Apr 30, 2007 3:38 AM

Is regina large enough to support a BRT system
 
Please Vote

vid Apr 30, 2007 4:35 AM

I've never been there but I would think it is, considering we could use one here, in a city half the size. Regina is pretty compact and linear so it shouldn't be difficult. A good start would be a direct link from the airport to the downtown core.

governorgeneral May 1, 2007 1:43 AM

The way the buses work in Regina (long cross-town routes meeting downtown), multiple routes share segments that could be BRT potential. Eg, combine the Albert St portion of all the routes into a reliable express Northgate Mall-Southland Mall line every 10min, stopping only every few kms for feeder transfers (ie local routes stemming off Albert St). That would consolidate the passenger loads and cut down on the half-full buses. And every other run could route via the University to catch the student traffic - 20-minutely service wouldn't be too bad. S'toon's system seems to work the same way.

Only The Lonely.. May 1, 2007 2:50 AM

Wasn't there already plan out there to build a BRT in Saskatoon? Why not Regina.

Hell, BRT's are on sale for today only! Bad Credit, No Credit, No Problem!!

Let the feds pick up the tab.

I think even Thunder Bay should have one.

yeeg May 1, 2007 3:52 AM

Okay, whats BRT?

Only The Lonely.. May 1, 2007 4:04 AM

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Originally Posted by yeeg (Post 2806615)
Okay, whats BRT?

BRT = Bus Rapit Transit, imagine a bus that runs on its own dedicated road or lane and travels at speeds of say 80 kms / hr.

newflyer May 1, 2007 4:07 AM

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Originally Posted by yeeg (Post 2806615)
Okay, whats BRT?

Try out one of Calgary's 2 BRT llines sometime... One goes west of downtown and one goes up centre street. I believe the lines are 301 and 302.

As I have said before Calgary has BRT and most people have no idea and many could care less... its nearly invisible and would make next to no impact on Winnipeg ridership.

newflyer May 1, 2007 4:08 AM

I think Regina and Saskatoon could easily afford a scaled down version of BRT, but really is it needed. Create a simple express bus line going up and down Albert Street and Vic Ave and your set. Cheap and easy.... 20 minutes to cross town, if you cut out all the crap.

yeeg May 1, 2007 4:11 AM

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Originally Posted by newflyer (Post 2806658)
Try out one of Calgary's 2 BRT llines sometime... One goes west of downtown and one goes up centre street. I believe the lines are 301 and 302.
As I have said before Calgary has BRT and most people have no idea and many could care less... its nearly invisible and would make next to no impact on Winnipeg ridership.

I have seen the signs but I guess I am screwed when it comes to trying it out...I live in NW so it would leave me with a $50 cab fare home...

newflyer May 1, 2007 4:15 AM

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Originally Posted by yeeg (Post 2806673)
I have seen the signs but I guess I am screwed when it comes to trying it out...I live in NW so it would leave me with a $50 cab fare home...

You're not missing much... except for a few upscale bus stops along the way.

youngregina May 1, 2007 5:38 AM

How would you like 6 express lines from Sherwood Village Mall, Normanview Mall, Northgate, Southland, Superstore E, and the corner of Arcola and Princ of Whales Dr, all heading downtown. These routes would only have 1 or 2 stops along the way and would use McCarthy Blvd, Lewvan Dr, Sask Dr, Albert st Victoria av, and Arcola ave to get downtown in 10-15 minutes. This would actually compete with the cars instead of busses taking twice as long to get downtown.

youngregina May 1, 2007 5:40 AM

These lines would work mostly as Park 'n' Ride lines with some feeder routes connecting to the main stop. This would also work very efficiently because all of these roads, besides albert are very fast moving during the morning rush.

babo May 1, 2007 3:07 PM

Regina is not large enough to warrant a "Park 'n' Ride" system. By the time I drive to one of the designated places, I might as well spend another five minutes and drive straight to work. For families with more than one person, unless parking at work is an issue, transit in Regina doesn't make a whole lot of sense. And adult pass is $57 a month. Two adults equals two full tanks of gas in a moderately fuel efficient car.

A feeder system to work off of hubs, as Quimby has often suggested, would be Regina's best plan. Telebus was good when it was running. Often we'd have pick up and delivery in less than fifteen minutes. I don't remember why the service was discontinued specifically, other than the fleet of buses the City had bought new in 1973 were tired and old ten years later. Having lived in Regina for well over 30 years, I would also suggest resident apathy.

swilley May 1, 2007 3:35 PM

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Originally Posted by newflyer (Post 2806659)
I think Regina and Saskatoon could easily afford a scaled down version of BRT, but really is it needed. Create a simple express bus line going up and down Albert Street and Vic Ave and your set. Cheap and easy.... 20 minutes to cross town, if you cut out all the crap.

Saskatoon has a scaled down BRT, started last year.

youngregina Jan 27, 2008 5:54 PM

How about an lrt then??

http://maps.google.ca/maps/ms?hl=en&...1289&z=12&om=0

http://maps.google.ca/maps/ms?hl=en&...a3deb9a40&z=13


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