City holding final open house on Baseline Rapid Bus Corridor plan Wednesday

OC Transpo double decker bus

You'll have a final chance Wednesday to take a look at a plan to transform Baseline Road into a bus rapid transit corridor.

The last of four open houses about the proposed project takes place from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Nepean Sportsplex.

The plan would see dedicated bus lanes on Baseline Road between Bayshore and Heron stations, as well general traffic lanes and walking and cycling infrastructure. It would encompass a 14.5 km stretch primarily along Baseline Road and Heron Road. A study of this plan was first initiated in October, 2011, and three open houses have been held since then.

A recommended plan for the corridor will be presented to the City Transportation Committee and City Council in 2017, following the Environment Assessment process.

The City will take comments about the plan until October 21, 2016.