Faster bus service: CTA says bus/bike lanes could be a solution in Chicago

Buses went so much faster during a bus/bike lane experiment on Halsted Street last winter that the CTA wants to try it again in other places.

The CTA has been looking for ways to increase bus ridership, which has fallen by 21 percent since 2012, in part due to low bus speeds on congested roads. One solution is creating more dedicated bus lanes to allow for faster travel, and a combined bus/bike-only lane is a variation on that concept.