The territory of Hong Kong has some of the most densely developed urban areas in the world. As a result serious congestion exists in many areas, often extending well beyond normal peak hours. Nearly 90 percent of the population is dependent on public transport. Early in 1981 the Hong Kong Public Works Department initiated a project for the investigation, planning, design and implementation of public transport priority schemes. About fifty problems were consolidated into thirty one schemes. Two factors which gave particular difficulty in scheme design were a) street traders and b) non-franchised buses (mainly minibuses). During the course of the project, extended to 21 months, nineteen individual schemes were implemented. After-studies of individual schemes showed substantial improvements in journey speeds. The regularity of bus services was improved. Evaluation of benefits to bus passengers and other road users indicated a first year return of about 400 percent. For the covering abstract of the seminar see TRIS 450556. (TRRL)

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    • Proceedings of Seminar L, Traffic Operation and Management; Held at the 12th PTRC Summer Annual Meeting, University of Warwick, England, From 10-13 July 1984, Volume P, 254.
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  • Authors:
    • WHIFE, C F
    • Weatherall, D A
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  • Publication Date: 1984

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 177-187

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  • Accession Number: 00450576
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 086050-137-X
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 2004 9:56PM