The City of London’s Rapid Transit Implementation Office is hosting a series of Public Information Centre (PIC) events at locations across the city from December 9 – 14, as part of its ongoing consultation for London’s Bus Rapid Transit System.
Each PIC event will begin as an open house format for the public to view design options for key focus areas along the BRT network, followed by a formal presentation and question period.
“This rapid transit system will change the way we all move across the city, whether you’re on a bus or in your car,” said Mayor Matt Brown. “Bringing great transit to London is vital to ensuring sustainable growth. This is a transformative project and we want everyone to have an opportunity to contribute to the process.”
“We are providing as many opportunities for the public to participate in this PIC as possible to ensure we implement London’s Bus Rapid Transit System in a way that best fits within our city,” said Jennie Ramsay, Project Director.
The City of London is currently assessing design options for the BRT corridors as part of the Province’s Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP), which assesses potential impacts of transit projects, in this case the 24-km BRT network outlined in the Council-approved Rapid Transit Master Plan.
“London’s Bus Rapid Transit System is designed to be closely integrated with local service to optimize our entire transit network. Making BRT the core of our future transit system will allow us to increase service city-wide by providing more buses, in more areas, more frequently.” said Kelly Paleczny, General Manager of LTC.
The Rapid Transit Implementation Office is hosting two additional PIC sessions on January 24, 2018, for anyone unable to attend a December PIC event or wishing to revisit the content being presented. A formal recording of all feedback and comments collected from the public, stakeholders and involved agencies will be included in a final Environmental Project Report.
PIC dates and locations:
December 9, 2017, Central Library, 251 Dundas St.
Open House from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Presentation at 10 a.m.
Open House from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.; Presentation at 2:30 p.m.
December 12, 2017, Aeolian Hall, 795 Dundas St.
Open House from 2 – 6 p.m.; Presentation at 3 p.m.
December 13, 2017, Oakridge Secondary School, 1040 Oxford St. W.
Open House from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.; Presentation at 6:30 p.m.
December 13, 2017, Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre, 551 Windermere Rd.
Open House from 6 - 9 p.m.; Presentation at 7 p.m.
December 14, 2017, Central Library, 251 Dundas St.
Open House from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Presentation at 12:00 p.m.
December 14, 2017, Four Points by Sheraton, 1150 Wellington Rd. S.
Open House from 5 – 8 p.m.; Presentation at 6 p.m.
For more information on PIC dates and venues, visit www.shiftlondon.ca.