Even though no official recommendations have been made by city administration on what roads should be home to the new Bus Rapid Transit plan, many residents showed up to yesterday’s (mon) governance and priorities meeting to say they don’t want Broadway Avenue to be one of the streets that is home to bus only lanes. A presentation was made yesterday on alternate routes for the BRT plan which earlier this year saw, College Drive, Broadway Avenue through the Broadway BID and 3rd Avenue become the proposed streets to house the bus only lanes. More than 10 people signed up to speak at the meeting yesterday and all had the same message, don’t make Broadway one of the vital parts of the BRT system. Some say a BRT system would ruin the history and heritage of the area while others are worried about what may happen to their business on Broadway if the BRT was to be established on the road. In the presentation yesterday, Jim McDonald, Director of Transit says Victoria Avenue wouldn’t be a good alternative for the BRT system given the incline of the road. McDonald says buses could have a hard time in the winter dealing with steep incline although he adds Victoria would be a good alternative in the warmer months when other streets are closed for events. A recommendation from city administration for what roads should be home to bus only lanes is expected to be presented in early 2019.