Mission Street Transit Lanes: What About the Bikes?

by : sf.streetsblog – excerpt

Earlier this week, the SFMTA sent out a release with a progress report on the “Red Lane” paint (actually, a thermoplastic adhesive) they are applying, clearly marking lanes for Muni Streetcars and buses (and taxis):

Early signs indicate success. Preliminary data shows transit-only lane violations dropping by more than 50 percent on some segments of 3rd Street. On Geary and O’Farrell streets, the red lanes have reduced Muni travel times by 4 percent despite traffic congestion increasing on the same segments by 15-18 percent… (more)

If there is any doubt in your minds about the plans SFMTA is working on. Here you have it in their own word. Muni gains 4% in traffic congestion while the rest of use loose 15-18%. This is how they fix traffic problems.

Let’s here from the health and science community about how much more pollutants are going in the air as a result of this slow down of traffic.

Ask the riders how much longer it takes them to walk from the bus stop to their destination. Do faster buses cut their trip time?