Bus lanes are paving the way to a green and equitable future.

  • Significantly reduce travel times and improve reliability for tens of thousands of residents every day. Bus lanes increase transit access for people who live nearby and speed up commute times for riders. They can also improve commutes for everyone — even vehicle commuters in other neighborhoods — by getting the bus “unstuck” in the most congested parts of town.
  • Adapt to evolving community needs. Bus lanes are relatively easy to move (compared to other transit infrastructure); cities can implement and monitor bus lanes, adjusting as needed based on performance.
  • Increase foot traffic for local businesses — especially those located near busy stops.
  • Improve air quality for all residents, even those who don’t ride the bus or live near the bus lane.
Comparing the people-moving power of bus lanes, car lanes, bike lanes, and sidewalks.
Courtesy of NACTO (National Association of City Transportation Officials)
  1. People of color will experience average commute times comparable to white people.
  2. People will consider public transit to be a rapid and reliable choice for daily transportation.
  3. People who use public transit will have more choices for where they want to live and work.
  4. People who use public transit will have lower transportation costs (time and money).
  5. People will be healthier from improved air quality.
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