Imagine being stuck in traffic in your car by yourself and watching buses, vanpools and carpools slide by you in their own lane. Wouldn't you want to join them? When commuting by bus or carpool is faster than driving alone, people will switch. When more people travel together, traffic is lighter. When buses can move faster than traffic, more people will ride them, increasing demand, making the system more cost effective and supporting more routes and frequency. When carpools are given priority, people will figure out a way to do it on their own, without complex and expensive public services. Car-sharing services and private buses, such as services that take kids to school, could also use the lanes. Either the right lane or left lane of major streets and highways could be dedicated to HOV. Other cities have done it. Miami's wide streets, like 8th Street and Bird Road, could well dedicate one lane to relieving traffic during rush hour. HOV lanes are more equitable than toll lanes because they do not require those who use them to pay more.