Diamond lane

A rider in a bicycle diamond lane.

A diamond lane is a special lane on a street or highway that is reserved for specific types of traffic. These lanes are usually marked with white diamonds, hence their name. Diamond lanes are generally the right-most or left-most lane on the road. They are usually implemented to provide ways through traffic congestion, for safety reasons, and to encourage environmentally friendly transportation. A diamond lane may be intended for a specific type of traffic, or for several types. The intended use of a diamond lane is marked by traffic signs. In most areas, violating the rules of a diamond lane is punishable by a fine.

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  • diamond lane — diamond .lane n American English a special ↑lane on a road or street that is marked with a diamond shape and can be used only by buses, taxis etc and sometimes private cars with more than one passenger …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • diamond lane — a highway or street lane for buses and passenger vans marked with a large diamond shape on the pavement. [1985 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • diamond lane — a highway or street lane for buses and passenger vans marked with a large diamond shape on the pavement. [1985 90] …   Useful english dictionary

  • diamond lane — dia′mond lane n. trs HOV lane • Etymology: 1985–90 …   From formal English to slang

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