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HOV lanes in the Greater Vancouver Area don't work! Over the past 3 decades I have seen road rage levels exponentially increase while common courtesy substantially decrease.
I understand the basic theory and the intentions of these lanes are good, but given our limited public transportation infrastructure and the need to reside outside of Vancouver in order to seek out affordable housing, I find HOV lanes don't work for BC taxpayers. How is the following concept logical? Let's shut down a perfectly good lane during the busiest times of commute to and fro the city.
The goal here is to re-establish a nice traffic flow in our wonderful province. In the GVA, you will always have a numerous amount of single occupant vehicles (SOV). We already pay massive gas and carbon taxes. Please don't punish the SOV drivers any further (and this is coming from one who carpools). At the very least, please abolish HOV lanes from road systems with only two lanes!! i.e - Barnet Highway.
Conclusion: The flow of traffic would be so much smoother, thereby reducing road rage, freeing up Police resources and bringing back some driving civility to our GVA.
Given the shortcomings of the Virginia Department of Transportation’s “Environmental Assessment for the Proposed I-395 HOV Ramp at Seminary Road” dated December 20, 2011, this petition is intended to clearly set forth the primary concerns and expectations of members of the Alexandria community with respect to that Environmental Assessment.
The only region on the planet that does not recognize motorcycles should use the HOV lane is Ontario. Even the US federal government has legislated that no state shall prohibit the use of motorcycles in the HOV lanes.
Recently Ontario started allowing "Green" plated cars to use the HOV with only a single passenger. The argument previously used was based on the idea that HOV was designed to reduce congestion. With the introduction of "Green" cars in HOV, that argument is gone.