By Will Reisman : SFExaminer – excerpt
A pair of painted transit-only lanes — the first of their kind in The City — are set to debut next month on a notoriously congested section of Church Street, an approach likely to be adopted on other busy arteries…
Other roads slated for painted transit-only lanes:
- Fulton Street, 5-Fulton
- Park Presidio and 19th Street, 28-19th Avenue
- 16th Street, 22-Fillmore
- Columbus Avenue and Stockton Street, 30-Stockton
- Judah and Irving streets, N-Judah
- Mission Street, 14-Mission
- San Bruno and Geneva avenues, 8X-Bayshore Express
Someone should remind the SFMTA that Prop A* includes taxis and vanpools in the list of vehicles allowed to share transit only lanes. We assume they will follow this policy.
Someone should inform the SFMTA that the above entities are meant to supplement Muni , and should be encouraged to cover slow routes that Muni is dropping so as to continue to serve the transit needs of the public.
Transit First Policy Amended by Prop “A” approved 11/6/2007
SEC. 8A.115. TRANSIT-FIRST POLICY.
2. Public transit, including taxis and vanpools, is an economically and environmentally sound alternative to transportation by individual automobiles…
4. Transit priority improvements, such as designated transit lanes and streets and improved signalization, shall be made to expedite the movement of public transit vehicles (including taxis and vanpools) and to improve pedestrian safety.