Saskatoon isn’t getting a subway, yet, but there are plans in the pipe for a bus rapid transit system

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Remember that time we wondered what a subway system would look like in Saskatoon?

Total pipe dream, but as it turns out, we weren’t too far off. It looks like a Saskatoon subway system is less science fiction and more science fact.

The City of Saskatoon has unveiled a proposed bus rapid transit (BRT) system in a new growth plan that addresses the eventual fact that the city will one day accommodate half a million residents.

One of the proposed BRT lines actually looks a lot like the subway system we whipped up a while back. Here’s what that proposed route would look like (but reimagined by Ominocity’s crack team of illustrators as a subway map because we’re kooky like that):

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Here’s the real version from the city’s plan:

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And in case you were wondering, here is what our original subway version looked like:

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Ominocity: Not total dopes. Can we get that on a T-shirt please?

Anyway, make sure to check out the city’s sprawling document on the future of transit in Saskatoon. Lots of interesting stuff, but we are still bummed there’s no consideration for hover bikes and hover bike lanes. Maybe in 2050?

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