Bus Rapid Transit Proposed for San Francisco Avenue

Congested Van Ness Ave. in San Francisco, CA, is actually US Highway 101. Many bus lines use the business-lined avenue, but they are impacted by the congestion along the wide corridor. The proposed BRT project has many of the business-owners wary of prop
October 24, 2005, 2pm PDT | Irvin Dawid
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"A plan to redesign the street brought neighbors, business owners, drivers and transit riders to two public meetings this month. The redesign, led by the San Francisco County Transportation Authority and dubbed Bus Rapid Transit, is meant to speed up buses so they more resemble subways by creating travel lanes specifically for buses. BRT changes can also include wider sidewalks, on-street places to buy bus tickets and electronic signs telling travelers when the bus will arrive."

"The ultimate goal is to pull people out of their cars and onto the bus. Part of the goal is to create 'grand boulevards' that revitalize commercial areas by bringing foot traffic, but for a fraction of the cost of a subway system.

Thanks to Metropolitan Transportation Commission, Oakland, Ca

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Published on Monday, October 24, 2005 in San Francisco Examiner
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