Dedicated median bus lanes are typically applied on major routes with frequent headways or where traffic congestion may significantly affect reliability.
Median bus lanes are applied along the centerline of a multi-lane roadway and should be paired with accessible transit stops in the roadway median where needed.
Red colored paint should be applied to emphasize dedicated median bus lanes and deter drivers from using them.
“Bus Stops and Terminals,” in Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities (Washington D.C.: Access Board: 1998).
Adapted from the Urban Street Design Guide, published by Island Press.