Barcelona

Barcelona: “Treat Buses Like Ambulances”

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The new “rapid bus” network proposed for Barcelona looks a lot like the Los Angeles Metro Rapid:  No exclusive lanes, but strong signal priority, emphasis on fast implementation, and judging from the map, very wide stops.  I would resist calling this Bus Rapid Transit, though, unless you want the term to mean “any and all corridor-wide attempts to make buses a little faster.”  Continue Reading →