Bus-Carpool FWY Lanes in San Francisco Area

by Leonard Newman, Chf.; Highway Operations Branch, Dist. 4 (San Francisco), California Dept. of Transportation, San Francisco, Calif.,

Serial Information: Transportation Engineering Journal of ASCE, 1976, Vol. 102, Issue 4, Pg. 625-635

Document Type: Journal Paper


Operational characteristics of four types of relatively low cost preferential treatment for high occupancy vehicles are described. They include a contraflow bus lane, a with-flow bus lane, a with-flow bus-carpool lane, and preferential access to a metered freeway. The projects are described in terms of their physical configuration, safety experience, violation experience, and enforcement experience. All are practical treatments and a choice of a particular type depends on traffic characteristics, types of bus service, and freeway configurations.

Subject Headings: Buses | Highways and roads | High occupancy vehicles | Safety | Traffic management

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