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Bus Priority

Feature
January 9, 2020, 7am PST
Planetizen Managing Editor James Brasuell tries to predict the big ideas and trends that will dominate the discussion about the future of land use, planning, and development in the first year of the new decade.
James Brasuell
December 25, 2019, 9am PST
The changes to 14th Street in Manhattan have proven innovative ideas about bus priority and congestion relief.
Streetfilms via Vimeo
December 23, 2019, 10am PST
The San Bruno Avenue Multimodal Improvement Project moved forward in San Francisco despite local resistance. The planning and political calculus behind the project is a sign of more to come in the City by the Bay.
San Francisco Chronicle
December 4, 2019, 12pm PST
A program championed by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to speed up bus service has new monentum from funding provided by Chicago's new fee on ride-hailing trips.
Streetsblog Chicago
December 3, 2019, 2pm PST
The Portland experience builds the case for dedicated bus lanes as an effective method of congestion mitigation.
BikePortland
November 15, 2019, 12pm PST
Buses on State Avenue in Olympia, Washington will get their own lane a chance to jump to the head of traffic.
The Urbanist
October 20, 2019, 5am PDT
Advocates in New York City, San Francisco, and Seattle are pushing for more transit and pedestrian priority, and less car-centric streets, as a wave of high-profile projects capture national attention.
Brooklyn Paper
September 30, 2019, 1pm PDT
The 14th Street Busway will make its debut on Thursday of this week. Cars will be prohibited from the street and buses will gain newfound freedom, in a model that duplicates other efforts in Europe and Canada.
Bloomberg
April 25, 2019, 2pm PDT
The city of Chicago will address some of the street configuration issues that plague bus service on its most-heavily used corridors.
Mass Transit
Blog post
July 17, 2015, 7am PDT

Efficient and equitable urban roadway management favors higher value trips and more space-efficient modes over lower-value trips and space-intensive modes. This can justify bus lane networks in most major cities.

Todd Litman