BUS NETWORKS AND SETTLEMENT IN TOWN CENTRES IN MEDIUM-SIZED URBAN AREAS

BUSSLINJENAET OCH BEBYGGELSE I MEDELSTORA TAETORTERS CENTRUMOMRAADEN

This project deals with the following questions: (1) what possibilities are there to reduce journey times by improving change possibilities for travellers within given resources, (2) what are the effects on various groups of road users, residents, bus companies, trade and authorities of alternative line strategies within a town centre. The alternatives were compared by means of case studies in 3 Swedish towns (Malmoe, 250000 inh, Umeaa 80000 inh, Halmstad 50000 inh). (a) Malmoe. 3 alternatives were studied, a conventional route with a central change stop and mainly radial lines, an axis system and a pole system with three poles. The differences in journey times were small. In total the pole system was found more favourable than the other alternatives. Considering other effects the pole and axis systems are better than the conventional. However, the axis and pole systems show higher construction costs. (B) Umeaa. 2 alternatives were studied. A partly developed axis system and an axis system with 3 axes. The alternatives were found equal considering both journey times and other effects. (C) Halmstad. 2 alternatives were studied. An alternative with a central change stop and radial lines and an axis system. The comparison shows that the axis system throughout is the most favourable. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Lund University of Technology, Sweden

    Fack S-22007
    Lind 7,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • Johansson, I
  • Publication Date: 1978

Language

  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 105 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00316506
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Bulletin 30 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1981 12:00AM