This article is concerned with the work undertaken to assess the relative impact of varying levels of paratransit flow on traffic flow along a variety of different road types in Jakarta. Assessments have been made concerning the utilisation of road space per passenger and the effect of varying paratransit levels on speed/flow relationships. Such effects have then been translated into economic terms in an effort to demonstrate the probable economic impact of changes in current vehicle licensing regulations. Recommendations are made for a four-tier hierarchy of public transport operations ranging from double deck buses operating in bus only lanes along the heaviest demand corridors; to regular city buses operating on most other two-lane dual carriageways and the wider two-way roads; to mini-buses operating on the narrower two-lane roads of traffic importance; and to mikro-buses providing feeder services into and out of the residential areas adjacent to such major routes. It is felt that there is a need for a re-evaluation of the relative overall efficiency of the various service types encountered in the major cities of the developing world, which takes into account the mix of vehicle types most appropriate to the different categories of road and the total costs involved. For abstracts of parts 1 and 2 see TRIS 381175 and 381176. (Author/TRRL)

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  • Publication Date: 1983-9

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  • Accession Number: 00382684
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-036 304
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1984 12:00AM