Eyes on the Street: 34th Street Runs Red With Paint

Streetsblog's Brad Aaron -- on vacation in exotic, uh, Midtown -- sends this pic of a newly-striped 34th Street bus lane, looking east from Eighth Avenue. Red lanes on each side of 34th are part of the first phase of improvements to what is intended to become the city's first "transitway." Another witness says the bus lane on the north side of the street hasn't been striped yet.

Seeing bus-only territory marked off like this is bittersweet. If it weren't for the intransigence of Rochester Assemblyman David Gantt, there's a good chance these red lanes would not only be highly visible, but adequately enforced with bus-mounted cameras too.