This report examines current attitudes to urban public transport. It considers the contribution which buses could make to the quality of urban life in Britain if an integrated approach to urban transport planning were to be adopted. Issues are presented in a popular style, with international comparisons where appropriate. The following topics are covered: environmental pollution; congestion; deregulation; reasons why people do not use buses; patronage trends; provision of information on routes, connections and timetables; image and marketing; new technology; ticketing; bus stops; bus lanes; suburban buses; town and city centre buses; park and ride, transport interchanges; personal security, and facilities for the elderly and disabled. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transport Advisory Service

    P.O. Box 176
    Preston,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Stokes, G
    • HALLETT, S
    • GOODWIN, P
    • KENNY, F
    • Jones, P
    • HASS-KLAU, C
    • Boecker, G
  • Publication Date: 1991


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 64 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00617587
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1991 12:00AM