SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— The plan for San Francisco’s first Bus Rapid Transit project is moving forward. San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Agency’s (SFMTA) board of directors has approved major changes that will eliminate traffic lanes and parking along busy Van Ness Avenue in an effort to make the thoroughfare more efficient.
The Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) will stretch along the corridor with 10 stops from Mission to Lombard streets and will provide more space for Muni and Golden Gate Transit.
SFMTA Director Ed Reiskin said Van Ness’ six lanes will be reduced to four, with two lanes for motor vehicles in each direction. Separated BRT lanes will run down the middle of the avenue serving Muni’s 49, 47 lines as well as Golden Gate Transit.