Planning & Development

HOV Lanes in Providence

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by Josh Wood Tuesday April 7, 2009

HOV Lanes
Mark Dieterich posted an interesting thought on the Bike Providence blog today. He wonders why HOV lanes weren’t designed into the iWay 195 Relocation Project. It makes sense to reward carpoolers and bus riders with a traffic-free commute, and an incentive like that can only increase RIPTA ridership and ridesharing. An added bonus would be the arrival of stories like the one about the Seattle man who was pulled over because he forgot to buckle in the dummy he was using to cheat his way on the Route 405 carpool lane.

On a related note, here’s a photo that’s made the rounds on the interwebs over the last few months. It compares the amount of space required to transport the same number of passengers by bus, car and bike. Original credit goes to the Press Office, City of Münster, Germany.
Transit impact comparison.

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