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Bus Stop Characteristics

  • Bus stops in the middle of the block are 45 metres long unless otherwise posted.
  • On-street parking and stopping are prohibited within a bus stop.
  • Bus stops are commonly found along roads in residential areas, light industrial areas, central business districts and major thoroughfares
  • Bus stops are positioned immediately after intersections (on the far side of the intersection) to ensure safety for both pedestrians and vehicles.
  • The bus stop includes a sign, with a concrete pad, and a bus bench or bus shelter at some locations.
  • Signage is designed to be highly visible, particularly in low light conditions. Information on these signs includes the routes that service that stop, the four or five digit Bus Stop number, and the BusLink phone number
  • Prospective home buyers should be aware that bus stop locations in new subdivisions are established prior to residential construction. In most cases, the bus stop includes a concrete pad and/or lengths of upright curbing.
  • Should there be a snow buildup and you can't get to your bus stop, call Roadways at 311. For further information you can also refer to Snow in the City.

 

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ETS Bus Stop

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Future ETS Bus Stop

 

Parking Near A Bus Stop In A Residential Area

When parking ahead of a bus stop, make sure the vehicle is parked flush with the stop and does not extend beyond the beginning of the bus stop.

Proper parking behind a bus stop depends on how the stop is placed and how a bus approaches it. The bus must be able to pull into the stop with both front and rear doors close enough to the curb to allow for safe exit from the bus. The area behind the bus stop is known as a Transit Zone. Transit Zone lengths extend from the right angle curb line tangent of intersecting roadway.

Bus stops can also be extended by double arrow bus stop signage. This is typically seen in areas such as downtown, where many buses must access the same stop. This extension is normally ended with a "Bus Stop Limit” sign, which identifies the end of the stop.

They are as follows:

  • 22 meters when a bus enters a bus stop straight on
  • 30 meters when a bus enters a bus stop after a right turn
  • 35 meters when a bus enters a bus stop after a left turn
  • 45 meters when a bus enters a bus stop in the middle of the block. This allows the bus to safely clear vehicles parked behind the transit zone portion of the bus stop and to be able to stop with front and back bus doors flush against the curb

When the bus stop is placed 35 meters after an intersection, the entire length of roadway between the intersection and the bus stop sign is the bus stop/transit zone.

Bus stops can also be extended by double arrow bus stop signage. This is typically seen in areas such as downtown, where many buses must access the same stop. This extension is normally ended with a "Bus Stop Limit sign, which identifies the end of the stop.

If you would like to know about a specific stop, contact ETS with the bus stop number you would like to know more about.  

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