It’s time for NYC to upgrade to real BRT

A delivery truck blocks the 1st Avenue bus lane, forcing the M15-SBS to travel in the next lane over
M15-SBS passenger takes a big step down, causing discomfort and delay
The current SBS routes already include most of the highest ridership bus routes in NYC. BRT should start with those. Source: nyc.gov
An extension of the B41 across the Manhattan Bridge and along Canal Street, as full BRT would create new transit connections and improve safety on Canal and Flatbush. Credit: Mike King, Traffic Calmer
San Bernardino‘s BRT has stations designed by architects, rather than shelters put up by an advertising company
14th Street Busway as full BRT, with upgraded stations and center bike lanes. Credit: BRTPlan
The BRT in Lanzhou, China has perfectly level boarding and sliding glass doors at stations. Credit: ITDP China

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Reorientations is a blog by the staff of People-Oriented Cities. Each post provides a novel idea for “reorienting” cities away from cars and towards people.

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Reorientations is a blog by the staff of People-Oriented Cities. Each post provides a novel idea for “reorienting” cities away from cars and towards people.

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