Q&A - HOV Lane Enforcement
I have been commuting into Vancouver along Highway 1 and have noticed that the HOV lanes have an unacceptable percentage of single occupant vehicles. My estimate is that between 25% and 30% of vehicles are single occupant.
If are not going to enforce this rule than maybe it should be abandoned, certainly while Highway 1 through Burnaby remains under construction. This level of drivers disregarding the law is not fair to those of us wh do.
The HOV lane from Maple Ridge through to Vancouver is much better. However there does not seem to be a huge need for an HOV lane here as the traffic moves very well except for Barnet Highway. If the HOV lane were removed on Barnet than everyone could move close to the speed limit. This would reduce fuel consumption and polution.