If you draw a massive venn diagram of all the characteristics we want out of our transportation system – safety, affordability, less congestion, less pollution, and more access that’s more equitable – you’ll find transit sitting right at the sweet spot in the center. This year, 2021, is the year to build a more robust and sophisticated transit system in Denver, and we may finally have the funding to do it, writes Matt Frommer, a Senior Transportation Associate with the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP).
"Throughout my career as a bus advocate, I have been skeptical of curbside bus lanes. They are exceedingly easy to block. In fact, most curbside bus lanes come with a list of both illegal and legal encroachments." Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on Reorientations and is republished here with the permission of the author.
Hint: It's not because riders simply don't like mass surface transit.