Remember way back when red painted bus-only lanes were just some experimental treatment, only good enough for places like New York City, Chicago, Boston, Washington DC, Denver, Portland, Seattle, San Diego County, San Francisco, and …? Those red bus lanes that used to be dismissed by city traffic engineers with their heads in their car-centric Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) rulebooks? SBLA editor Joe Linton is old enough to remember when this L.A. City dismissal applied to protected bike lanes, continental “zebra” crosswalks, parklets, plazas, green bike lane pavement, sharrows, open streets events crossing railroad tracks… but that’s another story.
Well, there are now red bus-only lanes in Los Angeles!
So far they are only at LAX, implemented as part of the LAX-it airport traffic retool in late October, 2019.