Okanagan College Exchange
As part of BC Transit's RapidBus Phase 2 and 3 project, the City of Kelowna will begin the design and construction of the new Okanagan College Transit Exchange in early 2013.
The new exchange, fronting Okanagan College on KLO Road, will improve the feel, functionality and comfort of the current transit amenities.
The new transit exchange investments will include improved road and pathway network, improved access to the college and transit signal priority at the KLO Road/Gordon Drive intersection.
- Improvements along KLO Road
- New transit pullout and stops
- Pedestrian crossings
- Pedestrian/cycle connectivity and linkages
- Transit signal priority
Stantec Consulting has been awarded the contract to provide a transportation study and analysis as well as preliminary design for the delivery of the transit exchange and related infrastructure improvements.
Current transit facilities at Okanagan College are located within the main entrance to the college and pose a safety concern to pedestrians with unrestricted vehicle access in the bus loop. The area is also unable to accommodate all necessary transit services.
In 2009, Okanagan College and the City of Kelowna retained OPUS International Consulting to conduct a Okanagan College Sustainable Transportation Plan, Traffic Operations and Safety Review. This review identified a number of safety concerns related to the current condition and function of the existing transit loop.
A series of open houses will be held for the public to provide input to City staff. The most recent open house was on March 6, 2013. At this open house, three preliminary designs were presented and you were invited to provide feedback. If you missed the event, you can view the display panels presented at the open house.
January 17 - Open House #1
The first open house presented information about the project and an opportunity provide feedback on your current challenges and future opportunities. If you missed the event, you can view the display panels presented at the open house.
The exchange is one of many transit projects that are part of BC Transit's RapidBus Phase Two and Three Project, which includes creating and upgrading transit facilities throughout the region.
RapidBus connects people to their destinations easier and faster, and builds a sustainable, efficient transportation network within the region.
Regional Projects Manager