In London, cyclists often share priority with buses
In London, cyclists often share priority with buses. In London, cyclists often share priority with buses.
It was not possible to find an analogue of the aforementioned reserve lane for cars with flashing lights: in Europe, it is proper for the motorists to educate them for the ambulance and the police to travel to the accident site, moving to opposite marking lines in their lanes. They do so! Which is quite logical: the sooner the special services liquidate the consequences, the sooner everyone will leave.
As for public transport, its priority in large cities is usually not in doubt: after all, much more people can ride on each bus than in the largest limousine. Thus, having allocated a special lane, the authorities more efficiently use the carriageway for its main purpose. But they do this only after a thorough study of passenger flows, and literally by day and hour. Often, under a sign denoting such a highlight, there is a sign indicating the days and hours when only buses can call on it. Another common solution is to lay bus routes along tram tracks that are flush with the asphalt for this. We, on the contrary, are trying to pit on them, so that it would not be uncomfortable to call in.
Sometimes taxi drivers and even … cyclists are allowed to enter the designated lanes. The same is true: they drive fast enough and do not interfere with buses.
In Amsterdam, tram rails are not an obstacle for buses
In Amsterdam, tram rails are not an obstacle for buses. In Amsterdam, tram rails are not an obstacle for buses.
An interesting American experience with dedicated lanes on intercity routes. There at first (in 1976) they decided to allow cars on them, provided that at least three people were going to them. Law-abiding Americans did not even think of breaking this rule (and whoever thought it, regretted it!). Later, in 2000, they decided in the form of an experiment to reduce the quota to two riders - and so what? The average speed immediately fell from 105 to … 32 km / h! I had to return to the old rule, and the drivers again began to ask potential fellow travelers the question: "Will you be the third?"
Finally, a little about how the strip is highlighted. If we are talking about new megacities, then such an organization of movement is designed immediately during the construction of roads; the bus lane is placed in the center and separated by a curb. Of course, you have to organize passages to stops - on bridges or underground. Sometimes a check-in on such lanes is blocked by an automatic barrier triggered by a sensor on the bus. But most often just markup with the inscription BUS is used. Unfortunately, in Moscow, the first method can only be implemented in the territories to be joined (if they understand it in time), but drivers and fines will probably be able to respect the priority indicated not by a blinker on the roof, but by a line on the road.
WHERE AND HOW MUCH
The busiest line in the world is considered to be the route to the Lincoln tunnel in New York: up to 700 buses pass every hour with an interval of 5.1 seconds. Here is a small table showing where and how many kilometers are allocated for public transport.