Vancouver's red-painted curb lanes for bus stops remind drivers 'no stopping'

Oct 2 2019, 1:09 pm

Red-painted curb lanes at the bus stops at the intersection of West Broadway and Cambie Street have been turning some heads for a few days now.

As it turns out, just like in other cities, this new red zone fixture for Vancouver’s streets is intended to remind drivers that they cannot stop their cars in bus zones.

According to the City of Vancouver, this is a pilot project with TransLink, with the first red zone installed at the intersection’s bus stops for the 99 B-Line, and No. 9 and No. 17 trolleys.

Other red zones will be painted westbound on East Broadway at Commercial Drive, eastbound and westbound on West Pender at Granville Street, and eastbound and westbound on West Georgia Street at Burrard Street.

Cars stopping in bus stops are problematic, as it can slow down buses carrying hundreds of people.

If the red zones are proven to be effective, they will be painted at other locations in the future.

99 b-line red bus zone

Red-painted bus zone at the intersection of West Broadway and Cambie Street. (Kenneth Chan / Daily Hive)

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