Transit Priority Corridors

Bus on Gottingen Street


Gottingen Street Transit Priority Bus Lane and Street Improvements

Gottingen Street is Changing.

Over the next few weeks, you will continue to see changes happening to Gottingen Street, between Cogswell Street and North Street. These changes include a peak-period bus lane, and several pedestrian enhancements.





What does this mean for me?

  • Buses will be able to move more efficiently, making sure that transit vehicles can get passengers to where they’re going along Gottingen Street, and beyond.
  • It also means that between 7-9 a.m. and 3-6 p.m., you will not be able to park, load, or stop on Gottingen Street.
  • Outside of peak periods, the northbound curb lane will be available for parking and loading.
  • Watch for signs to see where you’ll be permitted to park and load overnight, midday, on evenings and over the weekend.


Why is this happening on Gottingen Street?

This project is the first major deliverable of the Integrated Mobility Plan. Gottingen Street is an important transit street, and the peak-period bus lane will provide significant service improvements that will benefit both local and limited-stop routes.

The project materials are here.


How long will construction take?

Construction is well underway and will continue in the coming weeks until the project is complete.


How will parking and loading be impacted?

Implementing a peak-period northbound bus lane requires changes to pavement lane markings and street signage that affect parking and loading in the following ways:

  • No stopping in the southbound curb lane at any time.
  • Stopping in the northbound curb lane will not be permitted during peak periods (weekdays 7-9 a.m. and 3-6 p.m).
  • Parking and loading is permitted in the northbound curb lane during off-peak periods (weekdays before 7 a.m., between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., after 6 p.m., and all day on weekends).

The time-restricted nature of the on-street parking and increased parking enforcement will promote higher turnover of parking spaces, which will improve access to parking during off-peak periods. New street signs will be installed to indicate parking and loading restrictions.


How will this project affect pedestrians?

Pedestrian amenities including pedestrian bump-outs and street trees are being added as part of the project. The sidewalk will not be reduced in size or removed as this project does not involve widening the road or right-of-way.


Who do I contact with questions?

Please call 311 or visit halifax.ca/transit



Gottingen Street Transit Priority Bus Lane and Street Improvements

Gottingen Street is Changing.

Over the next few weeks, you will continue to see changes happening to Gottingen Street, between Cogswell Street and North Street. These changes include a peak-period bus lane, and several pedestrian enhancements.





What does this mean for me?

  • Buses will be able to move more efficiently, making sure that transit vehicles can get passengers to where they’re going along Gottingen Street, and beyond.
  • It also means that between 7-9 a.m. and 3-6 p.m., you will not be able to park, load, or stop on Gottingen Street.
  • Outside of peak periods, the northbound curb lane will be available for parking and loading.
  • Watch for signs to see where you’ll be permitted to park and load overnight, midday, on evenings and over the weekend.


Why is this happening on Gottingen Street?

This project is the first major deliverable of the Integrated Mobility Plan. Gottingen Street is an important transit street, and the peak-period bus lane will provide significant service improvements that will benefit both local and limited-stop routes.

The project materials are here.


How long will construction take?

Construction is well underway and will continue in the coming weeks until the project is complete.


How will parking and loading be impacted?

Implementing a peak-period northbound bus lane requires changes to pavement lane markings and street signage that affect parking and loading in the following ways:

  • No stopping in the southbound curb lane at any time.
  • Stopping in the northbound curb lane will not be permitted during peak periods (weekdays 7-9 a.m. and 3-6 p.m).
  • Parking and loading is permitted in the northbound curb lane during off-peak periods (weekdays before 7 a.m., between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., after 6 p.m., and all day on weekends).

The time-restricted nature of the on-street parking and increased parking enforcement will promote higher turnover of parking spaces, which will improve access to parking during off-peak periods. New street signs will be installed to indicate parking and loading restrictions.


How will this project affect pedestrians?

Pedestrian amenities including pedestrian bump-outs and street trees are being added as part of the project. The sidewalk will not be reduced in size or removed as this project does not involve widening the road or right-of-way.


Who do I contact with questions?

Please call 311 or visit halifax.ca/transit