Hey, based on what goes on with the tram lanes in Melbourne, i'm hopeful that this won't be the aweful apocalyptic mess that you fear. What happened there was that the trams used the left lane but any other traffic was free to use it as long as there wasn't a tram bearing down on you. Granted I think that trams are maybe a bit scarier than buses (don't ask me why but I always get the feeling that their breaks don't work very well) but if DC drivers take this approach it could work out beautifully. This way people used to driving in DC will only suffer a minor set back and it will only be the tourists who are caught behind those assholes turning left.
So what the cops should do is ticket anyone holding up a bus in the bus lane but ignore anyone driving in it when there are no buses to be seen, I think DC drivers will get the hint eventually.Posted by: Julie on July 11, 2005 07:51 AM
That'd make a lot of sense, and I hope you're right. But there are cops stations outside of MCI on 7th all the time, and I've got a feeling that'll put a chill on a reasonable use of the bus lane by non-buses.Posted by: tom on July 11, 2005 08:49 AM
I love how no one even pays attention to the Bus only lane too. Even making a legal right turn has become almost impossible at 7th and E.Posted by: Bleu Peter on July 24, 2005 06:56 PM