**** HRM Media Release
Robie Street/Young Street Transit Priority Corridor
Curb lane is reserved for buses (bikes permitted) on weekdays between 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
Do not drive or park in the lane at any time during these time periods, except for making right turns at intersections or driveways. Parking is permitted in some areas when the bus lane is not in effect. Make sure to check the roadside signs for parking regulations before you park.
Curb lane is reserved for buses (bikes permitted) all day, every day.
Do not drive or park in the lane at any time, except for making right turns at intersections or driveways. Parking could result in your vehicle being towed
Making Right Turns
Vehicles may use the bus lanes to make right turns at driveways and intersections. To make a right turn, vehicles should merge into the bus lane on the approach to a driveway or intersection (check for buses first) and make the turn from the bus lane.
Intersections have signs that indicate that the curb lane is for right turning vehicles only, however, buses are permitted to proceed through the intersection from the right turn lane.
Phase 1 of the Robie/Young streets Transit Priority Corridor now complete
The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that phase 1 of the Robie/Young streets Transit Priority Corridor is now complete.
Phase 1 of this project includes the installation of dedicated bus lanes on Robie Street between Quinpool Road and Young Street and on Young Street between Robie and Windsor streets. This work, which was recommended as part of the Integrated Mobility Plan, aims to prioritize transit on key corridors, helping to improve transit service reliability.
Robie Street bus lanes:
· Quinpool Road to Cunard Street in both directions
· Cunard Street to Almon Street, northbound only
· Almon Street to Young Street in both directions
The Robie Street bus lanes will be available for the exclusive use of transit between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please note: Those on bicycles are permitted to use the lanes at all times, including when the bus lanes are in use.
Parking will be available in some areas outside of these hours.
Young Street bus lane:
· Robie to Windsor streets, westbound only
The Young Street bus lane will be available for the exclusive use of transit at all times. Please note: Those on bicycles are also permitted to use the lane at all times.
Those driving may use the bus lanes to make right turns at driveways and intersections. To make a right turn, vehicles may merge into the bus lane when approaching a driveway or intersection (check for buses first).
Phase 2 of the project will include an inbound dedicated bus lane on Robie Street (between Cunard and Almon streets) and on Young Street (between Robie and Windsor streets). The timeline for implementation has not yet been confirmed.
The new bus lanes on Robie and Young will eventually connect to other transit priority routes including the Bayers Road Corridor, which is currently in Phase 1 of construction.
For more information and to learn how to safely navigate the new bus lanes, please visit halifax.ca/youngandrobie.