The introduction of the transitway brings new rules for 17 Avenue S.E. drivers to follow
The 17 Avenue S.E. transitway consists of the two centre lanes of 17 Avenue S.E. from 9 Avenue S.E. to Hubalta Road S.E., including three new transit-only bridges crossing the Bow River, Western Headworks Canal and Deerfoot Trail.
This transitway not only helps riders get to their destinations more quickly and reliably, but also benefits regular vehicle traffic, since there are fewer delays for bus stops and lane changes.
For the safety of motorists and transit riders, and to maintain transit schedules, non-transit vehicles are not permitted on the transitway at any time. The lanes are clearly marked, so motorists should pay special attention to the signs in the area, to avoid accidentally trespassing on the transit-only road. The transitway is identified by the following: