how do buses and cars fit in the same lane when a car has 2 seats and are very close together, but a bus has seats for 2 on either side, plus a walkway down the middle? this has never made sense to me

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how do buses and cars fit in the same lane when a car has 2 seats and are very close together, but a bus has seats for 2 on either side, plus a walkway down the middle? this has never made sense to me

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Buses are wider than cars but still smaller then the lane itself. The aisle is still fairly narrow. Unless you are a small child, you have to walk down the path at a slight angle as to not hit anyone. Plus the seats on a bus aren’t quite as wide as the seats in a car. When you add up the smaller widths, it makes a difference.

An ant fits in the lane too. Doesn’t occupy all of it though, just like the car. The bus occupies more than the car. A standard highway lane in the U.S. is 12 feet. Average car width is about a half of that, 6 feet or so. A standard city bus is about 3 feet wider, at 9 feet.

The bus is wider, the seats are skinnier, and the walls are thinner.

Next time you get out of your car look at the distance between the edge of the seat and the farthest outside point of the car. There’s usually a good chunk of distance there. Buses have flat, thin sides, and the seats are right up against them.

A car is not as wide as a bus, and takes up less of the lane.

A car also has so many safety features around the seats to protect the passengers. Like. So many. A bus is literally thin metal walls with seats inside. Buses are terrifying.