It's a train! It's a bus! It's the Cambridge guided busway!

Cambridge busway

The longest guided busway in the world

Friend of the site Clarence has the perfect introduction for this very interesting idea: "Sometimes just when you really think you have seen or heard of just about everything in the transportation world you come upon something that went under your radar. That happened to me while on a infrastructure tour with cycling advocates in Cambridge, UK. when we came along what is called a Guided Busway." Like Clarence, I had never heard of guided busways before, but now that I've seen it, I can't help but think that they could make sense in many places around the world as a cheaper alternative to rail and a faster alternative to buses that have to share congested public roads all the time.

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