Boston Bus Lane Made Permanent

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh embraces the bus lane and makes the change to Washington Street permanent.
June 14, 2018, 8am PDT | Casey Brazeal | @northandclark
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A month-long experiment with a bus lane in Boston is going permanent. The Washington Street temporary bus lane, which is demarcated only with orange cones, saved bus commuters a lot of time. During rush hours, commute times shrunk 20-25%.

Multiple bus routes travel this road. Before the dedicated lane, buses had to pull in and out of traffic. By removing street parking on one side of the street, the buses now travel in the part of the street next to the curb. "The city won’t wait for permanent markings and signage to reinstitute bus priority each weekday morning from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m," Angie Schmidtt writes.

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Published on Friday, June 8, 2018 in Streetsblog USA
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