THE PLANNING AND DESIGN OF A BUS SERVICE IN A RESIDENTIAL AREA

This report describes the planning and design of a bus service for the suburb of Chapel Hill, Brisbane. The area has a high socio- economic status and nearly all of the population live in single family dwelling units. The only bus service is on a congested arterial road on one boundary of the area. A mail- back questionnaire was served to every household to establish work and educational trip patterns for individuals and shopping trip patterns for the household. A new bus service was proposed. Although the questionnaire attracted a response rate of over 50 per cent, indicating an interest in a new service, the predicted ridership would justify only two morning peak period services. Nevertheless, the revenue expected would represent about 93 per cent of the estimated operational cost. The new service is recommended but the effect of not establishing such a service until many years after development should have repercussions in the planning of other urban areas (A).

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 201-215
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00381429
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Feb 29 1984 12:00AM