I wonder if these lanes will be accessible by bikes?
They allow in California.
Tollway OKs high-occupancy toll lanes
November 20, 2008 at 12:45 PM | Comments (0)
The Illinois tollway board today approved a plan for high-occupancy toll lanes, known as HOT Lanes or Green Lanes.
One lane on each of the four Chicago-area tollways will now be reserved for ride-sharers and buses, which would pay the normal toll. Drivers of hybrids and other vehicles deemed "environmentally friendly" could use the lane if they pay an extra charge.
Motorists who drive alone also could use the HOT Lane (for high-occupancy toll) at an even higher toll, depending on congestion.
The plan is to install them on much of the 80 miles of Chicago-area tollways where traffic is heaviest. Conversion will begin in 2010.
Critics of HOT lanes say they cater to wealthy motorists who can afford to use them. They also say the lanes lead to more traffic congestion in non-HOT lanes.
But Tollway Chairman John Mitola said research from other cities that have implemented HOT or green lanes - including Minneapolis and Seattle - has shown they improve overall traffic movement on expressways.
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If its black, lean it over
If its green, stand it up.