Friday, May 9, 2008

Trolleys Require Own Right-of-Way

As indicated in the two photos of street cars in Budapest, Hungary, trolley cars can be an effective means of transportation when run in their own exclusive lanes.

The street shown is the equivalent of eight lanes: two lanes for vehicle parking, one in each direction; four lanes for vehicle movements, two in each direction; and two lanes down the middle for trolleys and their passenger islands.

The streets proposed for the Lancaster street car system have only four lanes.