The Centre Street lane reversal also includes a High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane. During weekday rush hours the curb lane in the peak direction is reserved for:
- Calgary Transit and other buses
- Vehicles with two or more occupants
The Centre Street HOV lanes also include the Traffic Signal Priority (TSP) system to provide smoother and faster trips for transit customers.
Right turns into and out of the HOV lane
Single Occupant Vehicles (SOVs) may use the HOV lane to make right turns provided they do not travel more than one block (or a reasonable distance depending on traffic) in the HOV lane before or after their turn.
Note 1: SOVs may only enter the HOV lane in the block from where they will make a right turn.
Note 2. SOVs turning right enter the HOV lane to complete the turn and move out of the HOV lane before the start of the next block.
Centre Street a.m. lane reversal showing the HOV lane
Centre Street p.m. lane reversal showing the HOV lane
Right turns with HOV lane