BOTTLETHWAITE: A BUS NETWORK DESIGN EXERCISE. 1. THE PROBLEM

The exercise, developed for use in the training of bus system designers as part of the National Bus Company's market analysis project (map), is concerned with the design of an off-peak urban network. The problem, to maximize A demand related measure, using a fixed quantity of resources, is given in the article. Some solutions and their implications are to be discussed in the April 1980 issue of "Traffic Engineering and Control". The hypothetical town - Bottlethwaite, has six main roads radiating from its centre and a series of 12 estates between the main roads linked by a circular ring road. The potential trips from each estate to the town centre and the radial roads is given in a matrix. The object of the exercise is to design a regular-headway pattern of service, using 10 buses, for maximum patronage. The method of scoring is explained and details are given of the restraints imposed upon the designer such as the effects of passengers walking to the nearest radial route. (TRRL)

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    Printerhall Limited

    29 Newmart Street
    London W1P 3PE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • MACBRIAR, I D
  • Publication Date: 1980-1

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  • Accession Number: 00314706
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 19 1981 12:00AM