**** HRM Media Release
New transit priority measures and multi-use pathway on Barrington Street
The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that construction of a new bus-only lane and multi-use pathway on Barrington Street is now complete.
The inbound curb lane on Barrington Street between Devonshire Avenue and North Street is now a bus-only lane. Vehicles travelling through the North Street intersection should stay in the left-hand lane until the bus lane has ended. Vehicles that need to turn right into a driveway may cross the bus lane when it is safe to do so.
This installation adds approximately 450m of transit priority onto this important corridor to help buses move through traffic more efficiently.
The new multi-use pathway, with added greenery between North Street and Devonshire Avenue, connects the existing Barrington Street Greenway and the Devonshire Avenue bicycle lane. The sidewalk on the west side of the street has also been upgraded. These improvements make walking, rolling, and cycling safer and easier for people of all ages and abilities.
This work was completed as part of the Integrated Mobility Plan to create a more convenient and comfortable active transportation connection, while prioritizing transit.
For more information about this project, please visit www.halifax.ca/barrington.