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8 special bus lanes planned on Xiamen Island

Updated: 28 Jul 2015
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The local public transportation department held a public meeting on Saturday, July 25 to unveil a proposed dedicated bus lane project on Xiamen Island.

The project includes four east-to-west bus lanes and four north-to-south bus lanes:

1. Hubinnan Road and Lianqian Road
2. Dongdu Road and Hubinxi Road
3. Hubinbei Road and Lvling Road
4. Huli Avenue
5. Xianyue Road
6. Jiahe Road
7. Jinshang Road
8. Jinshan Road

After completion, the new lanes will speed up bus services by 30 percent during rush hour.

The first phase of the project will be Hubinnan Road and Lianqian Road and Dongdu Road and Hubinxi Road. The construction period is expected to last three months.

The bus lanes are expected to operate during rush hour every day (7:00-9:00, 17:00-19:30). They will only allow public buses, emergency vehicles and coaches with over 20 seats during operating hours, and they will be open to all vehicles at other times.

Traffic on these roads will not be affected as construction work will last from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., and the work will only include setting traffic signs and guardrails, and upgrading bus stops.

Bus lanes generally separate buses from traffic, enabling them to bypass traffic congestion so they have shorter journey times and can keep to their timetables. This encourages more people to use buses, which in turn means fewer cars on the road.
     
SOURCE: WOX Team
 
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TheHumanFly Commented on 30 Jul 2015
They will be filled with non complying drivers of mini bikes, electric bikes, cars, illegal motorcycles, people walking around in a daze, children playing with yo-yo's, shoppers pushing shopping carts. Until someone enforces the traffic laws as they are written, this is a bad idea.