For safety reasons, it is illegal to park in a transit zone - Traffic Safety Bylaw 16-2015, designates a 35-metre no-parking zone to allow buses to maneuver fully alongside the curb, safely pull out into traffic, and allow passengers to board the bus in an unobstructed manner.
This bylaw improves safety in the following ways:
- Preventing slips and falls
Operators need to get right next to the curb to deploy the kneeling function of the bus or put down the ramp. This enhances accessibility, and reduces the chance of a passenger falling between the bus and curb, especially in winter. If operators have no access to the curb where bus stops are located, passengers must be let out where there is an opening on the street - possibly placing them a great distance from their destination or in traffic
- Allowing smooth traffic flow
If motorists don't allow for enough access to the curb for buses, operators must remain in the traffic lane when they drop passengers off. This stops traffic and slows your commute.
- Protecting parked cars
Leaving ample space to move next to and away from the curb, ensures your car will not be accidentally hit by the bus as it pulls in and out of the transit zone in inclement weather. Operators can't control the weather or road conditions.
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