BUS ONLY STREETS IN CENTRAL TOWN AREAS

BUSSGATOR I CENTRALA STADSOMRAADEN

The study is intended to examine the effects of the introduction of bus only streets on different groups of the population and is being carried out through a survey of reports and other material from municipal authorities etc, and by means of specific studies, in eight Swedish towns. Several of the streets being examined are transfer points for bus routes in the town centres and have heavy bus traffic. Other motor traffic has been reduced by 70-90% in the bus only streets. Ease of thoroughfare has increased for buses but not changed appreciably for other motor vehicles. The number of accidents has been reduced by 20-40%. Traffic noise has been reduced. Air pollution has not changed consistently; in one case only has a reduction in carbon monoxide been noticed. In all other cases no significant changes have appeared for carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide and soot content. Retail trade seems to have declined somewhat in towns where comparatively great changes in traffic regulations have appeared. An attitude survey shows that the majority of those interviewed are in favour of bus only streets. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Nordiska Instituet foer Samhaellsplanering

    Fack
    Stockholm,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • Holmberg, B
  • Publication Date: 1974

Language

  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 60 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00097484
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Traffic Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 1974:3 R&D Rept.
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1981 12:00AM