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Watch a New Bus-Only Lane in Action
The bus-only lane on Flower Street in Los Angeles this year attracted some viral attention on social media.
The Flower Street bus-only lane was a pilot project that leveraged a challenge into an opportunity, while sections of the Blue Line light rail line were out of service for repairs earlier this year.
Several videos of the Flower Street bus flying past cars inching down the street in traffic made the news, and Los Angeles had contributed to growing momentum for reclaiming streets for more efficient modes of transportation, supplementing successful efforts in Toronto and New York City.
The Streetfilms documentation of the Flower Street bus-only lane touts the merits of transit priority as well as the pilot project approach to demonstrating the viability of transit innovations.
Councilmember Mike Bonin, a past champion of road diets and other progressive transportation planning initiatives, is featured in the video making an argument for making the Flow Street bus lane permanent.