MODEL EXPERIMENTS AT GAEVLE. STANDARD OF BUS STOPS, ETC

MODELLORTSPROJEKT GAEVLE. HAALLPLATSSTANDARD, UTFORMNING AV CENTRUMHAALLPLATSEN, GAANGTUNNLARS UTNYTTJANDE, HAALLPLATSTIDSSTUDIE

With regard to improvements to bus stops, these have been divided into three categories. For green standard, safety requirements are: (1) raising of stop above carriageway, (2) provision of crossings or underpasses, (3) provision of lighting, (4) bus layby if traffic volume is high, permissible speed exceeds 50 kph, or road is narrow. Comfort requirements are: (5) provision of time tables, (6) provision of shelter, (7) provision of seat, (8) paving of surface and provision of drainage. For amber standard, safety requirements are: (9) raising of stop above carriageway, (10) provision of layby if traffic volume high, permissible speed exceeds 50 kph, or road is narrow. Red standard does not meet any safety or comfort requirements. In town centre, footways were widened and shelters erected to separate those waiting for buses from those passing by. This has had the desired effect. Of the 4 pedestrian underpasses, only 2 are frequently used. The reasons for usage are: (11) high traffic volume on the street, (12) underpass is the most direct route, (13) children of about 5 use the underpass more than older children. Public transport users are not very keen on using one underpass, the reason being that there is a more direct route to and from the bus stop than that through the underpass. (TRRL)

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    Kollektivtrafikberedningen

    P.O. Box 1339
    Solna,   Sweden 
  • Publication Date: 1983

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  • Swedish

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  • Accession Number: 00387598
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: KTB Rapport 1983:17
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 30 1984 12:00AM