Statement by Marilyn Archibald
I drive downtown daily and my morning drive since the installation of the bus lane has only increased by about 5 minutes or so. I've enjoyed the extra time to check out the downtown shops and enjoy a few more tunes on the radio. It has not been a hardship. If I leave the office during the day, I've learned to take an alternate route back into the core, rather than taking King St. However traffic during day has always been heavy, even before the bus lane. Removing the bus lane will not solve the daytime congestion. Perhaps the camera and light system that has been talked about will. I urge you not cancel the bus lane. As we baby boomers age, we'll be looking for and needing better public transit into the downtown core.