GIVE THE BUS A WIDE BERTH

GEEF DE BUS DE RUIMTE

By the continuing increase of vehicle ownership the existing highways within built up areas are becoming more and more overcrowded. In spite of the fact that road administrators use various measures and provisions to make traffic safe and to let traffic reach its destination quickly, journey times are increasing. The likelihood of an accident is also increasing. Measures for restraining traffic sometimes provide a solution, but mostly for a short time only, and a solution at one place always creates a problem at another place. The increase of the infrastructure is not always possible. Public transport is also confronted with these problems. The user of public transport is confronted with slower and less reliable public transport, and a number of measures for traffic restraint reduce the comfort for the passengers and the bus driver. Specifications are presented here for the desired and minimum dimensions for the infrastructure. The desired dimensions are selected in such a way that normal exploitation of the bus is possible, while at the minimum dimensions the flow of the bus is hindered because it can only be driven at a low speed and with decreased comfort.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Noord-Zuid-Hollandse Vervoer Maatschappij NV

    P.O. Box 514
    Haarlem,   Netherlands 
  • Publication Date: 1983-4

Language

  • Dutch

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 45 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00389309
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1984 12:00AM