On Monday, DDOT initiated operation of the Georgia Avenue dedicated bus lanes. The dedicated bus lanes are not just for buses though as taxis and bicycles are allowed to use them too. While nice, it's only four blocks.
Although it’s a short third-of-a-mile stretch of transit lane, officials say it should help speed up bus travel in what currently is a clogged portion of the route served by Metrobus routes 70 and 79.
Within a few months the plan is to paint the lane red. Does anyone ride this route regularly. How are these lanes? Are they useful? Is this section of Georgia Avenue now - as my optometrist might say - better, worse or about the same?