For your safety: The Rapibus corridor is exclusively reserved for buses only
Published : 06-19-2018
Summer is upon us, and we would like to remind you that the Rapibus corridor is for buses only and all other use is prohibited. Unfortunately, many people walk or cycle in the Rapibus corridor, creating a dangerous situation. For example, at De la Cité station, between 3 and 5:30 p.m., 217 pedestrians cross the corridor instead of taking the foot bridge – which is more than one person per minute! In the same period of time, more than 40 buses use the corridor. When blind spots and the line-up of buses at the stops are added to the mix, this becomes a very high-risk situation.
The Gatineau City Police Department (SPVG) can now drive in the corridor to take any necessary action. The purpose is to reinforce the safety of you and our team by enforcing the by-laws and highway safety code.
SVPG interventions will be sporadic, depending on the processes and management of priorities related to public safety. Initially, the police will issue warnings, but eventually, statements of offence could be handed out to offenders.
An awareness campaign is starting this week and will run throughout the summer. Signs will be posted at the most problematic areas in the system.
- At De la Cité station, use the pedestrian walkway.
- At De la Gappe station, cross at the intersection.
- Between stations: use the sidewalks, the bicycle path along the corridor, or the streets going to your station. Never walk in the corridor.
Think about it! It's for your own safety!
See the page Rapibus Corridor Intersections for other safety advice.