Investigating Intermittent Bus Lanes using Simulation Data

Different strategies bus lane priority has been a topic of investigation in past decade, and various methods have been developed to improve public transport efficiency. One of the main concerns is the performance of bus service by intermittent bus lane (IBL) or bus lane with intermittent priorities (BLIPs). However, the application of these methods is very difficult, therefore always used simulation at the preliminary stage. In turn, such models must take into account the additional data to activate the priority lanes and traffic lights. This paper describes results of using microsimulation for evaluation of intermittent bus lane (IBL) operation. The objective of this study is to know advantage and limitation of the IBL at different background traffic volume. Simulations and experimental data were used to compare different scenarios for IBL and without IBL. Bus speed, speed of general traffic, traffic flow, delay was measured to evaluate effectiveness of IBL.

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    • Abstract used with permission of ITS Japan. Paper No. 2059.
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    ITS Japan

    Tokyo,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Zyryanov, Vladimir
    • Mironchuk, Aleksandr
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  • Publication Date: 2013


  • English

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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 3p
  • Monograph Title: 20th ITS World Congress, Tokyo 2013. Proceedings

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  • Accession Number: 01538861
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9784990493981
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 3 2014 2:34PM