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Portland's 'Enhanced Transit Corridors Plan' Gives Buses the Right of Way

The Portland Bureau of Transportation unveiled their plan for "Enhanced Transit Corridors" including dedicated bus lanes and coordinated signals.
June 29, 2017, 11am PDT | Casey Brazeal | @northandclark
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Jonathon Maus provides insight into the "Enhanced Transit Corridors Plan" created by the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT). "Their enhanced transit corridors will have things like bus-only lanes, traffic signal priority, fewer and more efficient stops, better bikeway integration and more," writes Maus to summarize the plan. The headline on the article provides the big takeaway about the plan's proposal for the future of the city's mass transit: buses should be given priority on streets at every opportunity.

PBOT's plan, which had its first public presentation on June 21, could also mean big changes for bikers, argues Maus, if it encourages some drivers to take buses. Previous Planetizen coverage noted the plan's proposed subway route in downtown Portland.

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Published on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 in Bike Portland
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