MUTCD: Comments due May 14, 2021
Dedicated bus lanes are typically applied on major routes with frequent headways (10 minutes at peak) or where traffic congestion may significantly affect reliability. As on-time performance degrades, consider more aggressive treatments to speed transit service. Agencies may set ridership or service standard benchmarks for transitioning bus service to a transit-only facility.1
Lanes may be located immediately at the curb or in an offset configuration, replacing the rightmost travel lane on a street where parking is permitted.
Bus lanes may have complementary effects with other bus rapid transit elements, such as off-board fare payment and transit signal priority.
See Lane Width
“Improving Route 120,” Metro Transit, accessed May 30, 2013.
Bus Rapid Transit Service Design Guidelines (San Jose: Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, 2007).
Adapted from the Urban Street Design Guide, published by Island Press.