This note which updates information given in a paper in January 1973 (PTRC meeting), notes significant changes in conditions (the increase in traffic flow over the area under consideration and the decrease in accidents), and presents conclusions based on the observations. It is concluded that the introduction of contra-flow bus lane can create a higher accident risk for pedestrians, and vehicles emerging from side streets adjacent to the bus lane. These risks increase as the ration of the main volume of traffic to the bus lane volume increases. The fundamental problem is identified as that of making people (pedestrians and drivers) aware of the possibility of a bus being in the bus lane.

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    • This report was presented at the PTRC Summer Annual Meeting at the University of Warwick from 8-12 July, 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Planning and Transport Res and Computation Co Ltd

    167 Oxford Street
    London W1R 1AH,   England 
  • Authors:
    • MADELIN, K B
  • Publication Date: 1974-7

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  • Accession Number: 00084228
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 10 1975 12:00AM