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San Francisco Transit-Only Lane Controversy Heating Up

Public opinion is split on the red transit-only lanes found around San Francisco. Next week, the public will get a chance to air their grievances, or defend their territory.
June 17, 2016, 2pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Adam Binklow reports on the questions that will be addressed at a hearing in San Francisco next week: "Do you want red transit lanes on Mission Street? Or do you want the city to repaint the streets black as pitch and never look back?"

Binklow catches everyone up on the controversy surrounding the transit lanes. According to Binklow, "ever since SFMTA turned Muni bus lanes into giant vermilion stripes so glaring that they may be visible from space earlier this year, people have been kvetching."

The opponents include business owners and drivers. Transit advocates, however, support the lanes. The controversy has prompted an outreach reboot by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, exemplified by next week's hearing.

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Published on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 in Curbed SF
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