Temporary bus-only lane coming to Gordon Street, October 19-23

Northbound lanes between Kortright Road and South Ring Road to be transformed into “transit priority corridor”

Key facts

Share your feedback about the transit priority corridor and temporary bus-only lane on Gordon Street from October 19-23 at haveyoursay.guelph.ca/transportation.

Public notice

Guelph, Ont., October 16, 2019- The City is exploring ways to achieve the Community Plan vision to prioritize transit in Guelph, and is asking for community input to help guide the Transportation Master Plan.

From October 19-23, the northbound lanes on Gordon Street between Kortright Road West and South Ring Road will be temporarily transformed into a “transit priority corridor”: a safe, accessible, and sustainable road design that accommodates all modes of transportation while prioritizing public transit. A temporary dedicated bus-only lane will replace the right-hand curb lane on the northbound side of the street to allow for more efficient transit service. Motorists will be able to use the left-hand lane as usual, and the bike lane will still be accessible to cyclists.

Only Guelph Transit and GO Transit vehicles will be permitted in the bus-only lane, and emergency vehicles responding to a call will continue to travel in the left-hand lane. In the event that an emergency vehicle approaches from behind, motorists will be asked to move to the right and may temporarily enter the bus-only lane until the emergency vehicle has passed. Traffic barrels will be placed along the lane to indicate the bus-only lane. There will be signs and a gap in the traffic barrels to indicate where people entering or exiting properties or side streets should merge out of the bus-only lane.

The City is asking for community feedback about the temporary bus-only lane on Gordon Street from October 19-23 at haveyoursay.guelph.ca/transportation.

The Transportation Master Plan is built on the vision outlined in Guelph’s Community Plan and aligns with the six core values defined in the Official Plan:

  • Safety for all road users
  • Equitable access to jobs, services and housing, regardless of the chosen mode of transportation
  • Multi-modal connectivity to ensure all areas of the city are connected by diverse forms of transportation
  • Environmental sustainability to respect the natural environment and achieve a net-zero carbon future by 2050
  • Tied to land use to put people and jobs where there are choices for transportation
  • Financially sustainable to respect taxpayers and allocate resources responsibly

City staff expect to present the updated Transportation Master Plan for Council’s consideration in summer 2020.

Map of area

Map of the area for the Gordon Street temporary bus-only lane


City of Guelph Transportation Master Plan
Moving Guelph forward with your input: join the conversation to help guide Guelph’s Transportation Master Plan (news release)
Temporary protected bike lane coming to Woolwich Street, September 13-20 (news release)

For more information

Jennifer Juste
Manager, Transportation Planning
519-822-1260 extension 2275