親愛的讀者們：剛過去的星期，Van Ness巴士快速公共交通系統正式啟用。 該個項目包括了紅色的中心行車專線，改進了的行人馬路，以及Van Ness大道沿線的新景觀，將顯著改善交通服務，並解決走廊沿線的交通擁堵問題。
‧ 九個設備齊全的北行和南行登車月臺，包括座位和公車班次 NextMuni預測顯示。
今天，Van Ness大道交通走廊是社區的重要連線點，也是麥林縣、三藩市縣和聖馬刁縣之間交通連線點。Van Ness大道是市內最繁忙的南北方向走廊之一，每天為49號Mission/Van Ness和90號San Bruno Owl 巴士及金門巴士公司等16,000多名公車客戶提供服務。Van Ness大道是加州州公路系統和101號公路的一部分，亦是連接280號公路和80號公路與金門大橋的主要動脈。
這交通項目公程不僅使 Van Ness大道成為居民和遊客步行、騎腳踏車和乘坐公共交通工具時更愉快舒適，且有助人們避免開車。為了擁有一個適合居住和健康的三藩市，我們必須減少交通廢氣排放，使人們更容易以環保的方法出行。
Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit System
My fellow San Franciscans,
This week, we opened the Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit system. The project, which includes red center-running transit-only lanes, upgraded pedestrian crossing signals and utilities, and new landscaping along Van Ness Avenue, will significantly improve transit service and address traffic congestion along the corridor.
This opening of the Van Ness BRT is also a significant step forward to our efforts to transform transit safety and efficiency along one of the busiest corridors in the City.
The planned transit improvements are expected to cut travel times for Muni and Golden Gate Transit by a third. In addition to other improvements, highlights of BRT on Van Ness Avenue include:
‧ Dedicated transit-only lanes physically separated from traffic for Muni, Golden Gate Transit, and emergency vehicle use.
‧ Enhanced traffic signals optimized for north-south travel with Transit Signal Priority, giving buses the green light as they approach an intersection.
‧ Low-floor vehicles and all-door boarding, making it quicker and easier for passengers to load and unload at each stop.
‧ Sidewalk extensions, median refuges, high visibility crosswalks, and audible countdown signals, enhancing pedestrian safety.
‧ Nine fully furnished northbound and southbound boarding platforms, which consist of seating and NextMuni prediction displays.
‧ Accessible Pedestrian Signals at crosswalks and the locations of boarding platforms.
Today, the Van Ness Avenue corridor serves as a vital connector of neighborhoods and a regional link for travel between Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo counties. Van Ness Avenue is one of the busiest north-south corridors in the City, serving over 16,000 Muni customers daily on the 49 Mission/Van Ness and 90 San Bruno Owl bus routes as well as
Golden Gate Transit customers. It is part of the California State Highway System and US Route 101, a primary artery connecting Interstate Highways 280 and 80 with the Golden Gate Bridge.
Not only does this project make Van Ness Avenue a more enjoyable place for residents and visitors to walk, bike, and take public transit, it also helps get people out of their cars. In order to have a San Francisco that is livable and healthy for our residents, we must reduce emissions from transportation and make it easier for people to get around in more sustainable ways.
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