Convert one travel lane in each direction into a dedicated transit lane, and widen the medians to introduce multiple refuge islands. This creates a safer street with a more efficient transit system.
Provide a fully separated bus lane in a dedicated transitway with curb separation. At moderate to frequent headways, the transitway vastly improves average transit speed and reduces travel time variation.
Design transit stops as accessible boarding islands for increased efficiency and comfort. Install covered structures to provide a sheltered and comfortable waiting space for passengers. See: Transit Stops.
Add ground markings and low dividers to distinguish and separate transit lanes from other traffic. When occasional vehicle access into the transit lane is needed, use low vertical separation elements such as mountable curbs. To permanently prevent access into the transit lanes, use prominent vertical elements like bollards, which require added width. Provide additional enforcement while traffic behavior adjusts to new configurations.
Widen sidewalks and medians to provide universal access and increase space for pedestrian and commercial activity.
Install refuge islands to shorten the crossing distance for pedestrians and provide frequent at-grade signalized crossings to allow pedestrians to safely and conveniently cross the street. See: Pedestrian Refuges.
Manage cross-traffic turns to improve the safety and reliability of the through lanes by removing conflicts and speed differentials.
Convert service lanes to slower, pedestrian and cycle-friendly streets at 20 km/h with a cycle lane in each direction. See: Design Speed.
Raise crossings for service lanes at the intersections to allow safe access from the sidewalk to the transit stop.
Add trees and landscaping to provide shade, reduce the urban heat island effect, capture stormwater, and improve the air quality.
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