A bus.

Berkeley may be the second greenest city in California, but it doesn’t look like we’ll get to the number one spot any time soon. The AC system has a plan for dedicated bus lanes on Telegraph Avenue, but opponents are marshaling their forces to protest this most grievous of acts.

Enough signatures have been collected by petitioners for voter approval in November, which means that any hope of using public transportation for greening up our little city even more just got much dimmer.

Said dissenters argue that it will be the death of Telegraph, making parking even tougher in an environment notorious for parking troubles.

The proposition would cost an estimated $400 million—but does this mean that we, as students, still get our free bus passes?

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Berkeley rapid bus plan faces uphill battle [Chron]