New York City dragged their crosstown buses kicking and screaming into the 21st century last year with dedicated bus lanes on the East Side. For anyone who hasn’t experienced it, New York City generally has great north-south travel, but horribly slow east-west travel.
Anyway, via Streetsblog, here’s a chart showing the time differential that having dedicated ROW made for the bus system:
Dedicated ROW (right of way) for transit is the epitome of prioritization. Without doing this, it’s very difficult to say that a city actually values transit ahead of priority for private automobiles, but in America, these kinds of lanes remain as rare as rare as a Murray’s silver butterknife steak. (See also: the proposed Nicollet Streetcar.)
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