This report contains a catalogue of all bus priority schemes in Britain as at autumn 1977, as compiled from a survey by bus operators throughout the country. Six types of scheme are classified: with-flow and contra-flow bus lanes, bus only roads, bus access to pedestrian areas, priority manoeuvres, and selective detection at traffic signals. A total of 725 schemes were reported, of which 282 were with-flow, and 123 contra-flow bus lanes; 130 were bus-only roads, and 41 pedestrian areas with bus access. Graphs are included analysing the time periods of scheme operation, the classes of permitted user, the lengths of bus lanes and roads, the number of schemes for each shire county in England and Wales, and the rate at which schemes were introduced. Schemes in London differ from those elsewhere in having shorter operating hours and in permitting more classes of user, such as taxis and cyclists; there were also far fewer contra-flow lanes in London than in the provinces. The most common length of bus lane, in London and elsewhere, is about 150-250 m. The report contains as an appendix, a complete classified list of all schemes, by type, length, date of introduction; operating period and classes of permitted user. There is a classified bibliography. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Bus Company

    Marketing & Operational Res, Deanery Mews, Minster Precinct
    Peterborough,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1978-4

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 116 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00451231
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1985 12:00AM