Ward One council member Jim Graham is circulating the following proposed map for a new specially-branded, limited service bus along the lines of the existing Circulator or Metro Express lines. I’m having a hard time evaluating it, because this proposed route involves a very small number of stops, one of which is very close to my house and another of which is very close to my office, so obviously I have a strong personal interest in seeing it adopted:
Dave Alpert has further ideas. Whether or not this route is adopted, I think there’s a very strong case for painting (and enforcing!) dedicated bus/bike lanes down the bulk of 14th street. Bus service on that corridor is already fairly frequent and popular, and adding bus lanes would allow us to increase the speed and frequency of bus service at low cost and turn the service into something that’s more useful and appealing to the burgeoning population along the corridor.