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Old 02-21-2014, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Well it will definitely be more of an effective carpool requiring 3 people instead of 2. That is the way it was in Virginia.

I should say it does depend on how much adding an HOV lane costs compared to alternative methods of transportation, as well as the number of people expected to use the HOV lanes over other forms of transportation.
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Old 02-22-2014, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Vallejo
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That's not really weird. The best use of a car pool lane is one that's getting used. If you have 2+ lane that runs at 20% capacity during rush hour, it's just making traffic worse. It should be converted to a regular lane. If you have a 2+ lane that is bumper to bumper moving 5 mph, then you should make it more restrictive.
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Old 02-22-2014, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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That's not really weird. The best use of a car pool lane is one that's getting used. If you have 2+ lane that runs at 20% capacity during rush hour, it's just making traffic worse. It should be converted to a regular lane. If you have a 2+ lane that is bumper to bumper moving 5 mph, then you should make it more restrictive.
The main reason for going to HOV-3 is to keep cars out of that line, which is also the BRT lane. Now the carpools will have to travel in the same lanes as the SOVs. (There are a few HOV lanes right now.)
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Old 02-23-2014, 07:32 AM
 
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It makes two person carpooling less effective. The more people you have, the more restrictive the arrangement has to become. If it reduces the number of people doing a two person carpool, it may not make up for it by encouraging a few other two persons to become three. How will they know how many people are up in a pickup with the back windows tinted? Shy of a cop actually stopping the vehicle, they don't know if someone is riding in the back.
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Vallejo
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It makes two person carpooling less effective. The more people you have, the more restrictive the arrangement has to become. If it reduces the number of people doing a two person carpool, it may not make up for it by encouraging a few other two persons to become three. How will they know how many people are up in a pickup with the back windows tinted? Shy of a cop actually stopping the vehicle, they don't know if someone is riding in the back.
So pull it over. I've seen cops do that before.
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