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LETTER: Traffic woes demand action on transit infrastructure

Comprehensive bus lanes from Victoria to Sooke offer a quick, cost-effective solution to congestion
A B.C. Transit bus makes its way around a Highway 14 roundabout in Sooke on June 29, 2023. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

The extreme traffic congestion on Sooke Road on May 31 emphasizes the need for reliable and fast transit from downtown Victoria to Sooke.

The rapid bus lanes being created along Douglas Street by Victoria and Saanich and the planned provincial bus lanes on Highway 1 are a good start.

However, we must continue bus lanes and queue jumpers through View Royal, Colwood, Langford and Sooke. This will help facilitate a shorter, more comfortable commute for transit riders. It would also reduce our carbon footprint and the number of vehicles on the road, leading to less congestion. It’s a relatively inexpensive action that can happen quickly.
Michael Strong