The environmental impacts of road traffic are known, and the contribution of public service vehicles to these impacts can be estimated. It is proposed to determine how communities assess the environmental impacts imposed on them by both buses and bus stops or shelters when their streets of residence are included in a bus route. The main section of this study is a household survey in the form of a questionnaire carried out in two areas within greater Manchester, which have both different traffic flow patterns and different bus service frequencies. Prior to the description of the survey, the nature of the environmental impacts are detailed and the two survey areas described. The results of the questionnaire are displayed and analysed and conclusions are drawn from them. Finally, recommendations are made both about the planning of bus routes and about developing the environmental impact assessment methodology used in this study so that it may become more widely applicable for use by public transport companies. (Author/TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Greater Manchester Council

    Chief Executives Office
    Manchester,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Walbank, M J
  • Publication Date: 1978-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 135 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00322097
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1982 12:00AM