THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF BUS PRIORITY SIGNALS

The changing nature of urban transport planning brought about by environmental, social and financial constraints has resulted in the emergence of transport system management (tsm) as an accepted planning philosophy. Of the many techniques which may be regarded as tsm schemes, one, the priority treatment of certain classes of vehicle, has received particular attention. This paper will concentrate on one type of priority scheme - active bus priority signals and will examine the energy and air pollution impacts of such a scheme. On the basis of the results of a demonstration project in Melbourne, it will be shown that, contrary to previous speculation, such a priority scheme does not have immediate environmental advantages. The implications of this finding will then be discussed in the light of overall evaluation of the scheme, mode choice impacts of the scheme and the extension of the priority scheme to encompass a route of bus priority intersections. /Author/TRRL/

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    • From the Papers of the Fifth Australian Transport Research Forum, Sydney, 18-20 April 1979.
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    New South Wales Ministry of Transport, Australia

    117 Macquarie Street
    Sydney, New South Wales,   Australia 

    New South Wales Ministry of Transport, Australia

    117 Macquaire Street
    Sydney, New South Wales,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Richardson, A J
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Accession Number: 00300191
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Ltd.
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 17 1981 12:00AM