As an addendum to Bruce’s post about the proposed Pine Street bus lane, I thought it would be worth making the point that despite the opening of University Link and the associated restructure of bus service, that net service levels on Pine Street will be still busier than ever during peak periods.
This chart looks at 4 distinct time periods over the last two years:
- Immediately after the September 2014 service cuts (blue), in which the 47 was eliminated.
- After the first round of Prop 1 investments (red), in which a limited 47 was restored.
- After the second round of Prop 1 investments (green), in which the 47 was expanded, the 11 given 15-minute off-peak service, and Routes 216, 218, and 219 added to Pine Street.
- After the ULink restructure (purple), in which the off-peak 43 is eliminated and the 49 will move to 12 minute service.
With these service levels, peaking at 32 buses per hour in the 4:00pm hour, a bus lane is entirely appropriate and overdue. Please submit your supportive comments to SDOT’s Jonathan Dong.