A TransitCenter analysis has come up with the top 10 NYC streets that should have bus lanes or other transit priority measures.
The analysis is based first on the difference we’ve measured between peak period speeds and nighttime speeds. This shows that traffic is slowing these buses when streets are busiest. Then we’ve selected high ridership routes that generally have at least two travel lanes and a parking lane in each direction.
We think these are do-able.
We’re calling on the city just to implement bus priority street designs to help get these routes moving better, not to go through the whole 2-4 year process for proposing select bus routes. We want a significant expansion of bus lanes as part of a policy push to turn around the citywide decline of the bus system.
Read the campaign’s press release here.
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