Transit service rerouted to support Car Free YYJ 2017

Jun 14, 2017
Transit System: Victoria

VICTORIA – Once again this year, BC Transit is proud to be a partner in the third annual Car Free YYJ 2017 on Sunday, June 18. With a nine-block stretch of Douglas Street being blocked off to traffic for much of the day, there will be changes in regular transit service in the downtown core.

From 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., buses that use Douglas Street will be re-routed onto Blanshard between Bay and Courtney Streets. Temporary stops will be set up on Blanshard, corresponding to the stop locations on Douglas.

For east-west routes, Johnson, Yates and Fort Streets will all be open, with traffic control personnel on-hand to ensure pedestrian safety.

The re-routing will affect transit service throughout the region on June 18: the online Trip Planner and schedules will not be accurate for routes affected. Customers in the Capital Region should expect longer travel times and be patient when waiting at bus stops. People taking transit to BC Ferries are encouraged to take an earlier trip to make sure they’ll be on time.

BC Transit will be present at Car Free YYJ with an information tent from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Since Car Free YYJ is intended to celebrate life without private automobiles, people are encouraged to take public transit to get to and from the event.

Car Free YYJ 2017 is produced by the Downtown Victoria Business Association (DVBA). For more on the event and the DVBA, visit downtownvictoria.ca/events/car-free-yyj/. Updated information and maps showing transit re-routing will be on the customer alerts page on the BC Transit website.

Media Contact:

Jonathon Dyck
Communications Manager
BC Transit
media@bctransit.com
250-995-5720