This post originally appeared on Orphan Road.

While I’m making random, half-assed demands for transit-only lanes, let us turn our attention to the intersection of 12th & Union (& Madison), where our friend the #2 bus must drive a meandering bow-tie shaped route to get across 12th:


Could the intersection be altered so that buses — and only buses — have a special traffic light that allows them to shoot straight across on Union?

You can see the intersection here:

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Again, I’m sure there are tons of issues here, and it’s probably not worth the benefit.