The Wrong Way Is Sometimes the Right Way

by Marshall Suloway, (F.ASCE), Commissioner; Dept. of Public Works, City of Chicago, Ill.,

Serial Information: Transportation Engineering Journal of ASCE, 1976, Vol. 102, Issue 4, Pg. 617-624

Document Type: Journal Paper


The City of Chicago is on the verge of implementing two mojor contraflow bus lanes on existing CBD major Normally, this type of exclusive preferential bus treatment has been restricted to rush-hour highway use. However, studies have shown its applicability in arterial one-way street utilization. Exclusivity is treated in terms of reverse-flow; pros and cons of physical separation; transitway mall implementation; and physical and social concessions requested for such a system.

Subject Headings: Buses | Commute | Highways and roads | Streets | Shopping centers | Social factors | Chicago | Illinois | United States

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