|This person passes the vehicle on the right and then moves back into|
the marked area. This picture also shows the bus on the right hand side
they have a bus priority lane in red on the right hand side of the street.
Generally, it was a new concept to me and upon visiting this location, I was curious to see how folks were using the intersection.
The NY Times did a Q&A about the lanes and the engineer from NYC offered the following: “this ‘complete street’ treatment has been shown to decrease injuries by up to 58 percent for everyone using these streets, whether on foot, on a bike or in a vehicle.”
The second question on the Q&A is about traffic signal timing, which is a bonus for those that clink on the link.
A little more research shows that the NYCDOT did some initial work on this back in 2009 as covered by StreetFilms. NE Multnomah Boulevard is Portland's first foray into mixing zones and it includes buses and that should something that the City studies with one of its summer interns.