The Urban Transport Group studied methods and projects attracting more patrons to public transportation services and then assessed the main results achieved. Emphasis was on experimental measures taken to promote public transport to show what might be done in the future, demonstrate its feasibility and thus pave the way for a new general policy for the organization of traffic. Promotional experiments, such as reserved or reversible bus lanes, demand-responsive systems, flexible route planning, and redesigning of buses, are described. Basic criteria for application include before and after studies for measurement of improvements in the quality of service, increases in patronage, changes in modal split, public reaction, and financial results. Annexes to this paper illustrate public service transport activities, including informational activities in 14 European cities and describe similar policies for cities in Japan.

  • Corporate Authors:

    European Conference of Ministers of Transport

    2 rue Andre Pascal
    F-75775 Paris Cedex 16,   France 
  • Publication Date: 1973-12

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  • Pagination: 86 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00262286
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ISBN 92-821-1018-4
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 12 1981 12:00AM