At Slow Streets we believe in quick and effective results that are measurable and observable. We believe in maximizing the utility of current infrastructure stock to achieve more efficient results. The Case For Bus-Only Lanes on Georgia Street provides evidence that Vancouver’s Georgia Street would benefit greatly from implementing two permanent East and West bound bus-only lanes .
With only one westbound HOV lane at evening peak hours, Georgia Street is designed to move automobiles rather than people. Buses carrying large volumes of people mix with automobiles, resulting in significant time travel delays. Our report shows that we can move more people by using simple cost effective solutions to reallocate road space on the street, without requiring significant capital or time for planning.
The Case For Bus-Only Lanes on Georgia Street details primary research conducted by Slow Streets. The report also contains a literature review of Bus Rapid Transit best practices and the impacts on travel time in other cities. Slow Streets has also gathered video footage and created a video summary of the report.
The report can be downloaded below or via Dropbox.