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Contra-flow bus lanes are typically applied to bus routes to create strategic, efficient connections rather than as a continuous application along a corridor.
The ideal contra-flow bus lane is designed similar to a regular 2-way street, with non-transit vehicles barred from using the lane or lanes in one direction.
Contra-flow bus lanes enable connectivity and shorten travel times for bus routes.
Adapted from the Urban Street Design Guide, published by Island Press.