High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes were created to move more people in fewer vehicles, reducing congestion and greenhouse gas emissions. HOV lanes are in place on several provincial highways and urban corridors in the Lower Mainland and Kelowna.
High Occupancy Vehicle
Non-High Occupancy Vehicle
There are two types of HOV Lanes:
- Freeway (higher speed corridors) – the HOV lane is the fast or median lane as vehicles are moved between interchanges over greater distances
- Urban Corridor (lower speed corridors) – the HOV lane is in the curb lane as vehicle movements are distributed along the corridor more frequently; and transit mobility is better serviced
You must enter and leave HOV lanes only when the line between lanes is a broken line.