ALTERNATE USES OF A BUS STOP AT A MODAL TRANSFER POINT

In theory, urban bus stops are for the exclusive use of buses. Practice shows that many different vehicles use the bus stop for a variety of purposes. This project examines the nature of these alternate uses and their effects on bus and traffic operations. The method used was the limited case study. A single, busy bus stop in Brooklyn, New York, was observed during both peak and off-peak periods. It is along a major arterial with commercial strip development where parking is allowed. The bus stop is at a rail rapid transit station that is a link to the Manhattan central business district. Data were collected by means of time-lapse photography. The findings indicate that the alternate uses of the bus stop increase the efficiency of the use of the curb. Bus operations benefit through the reduction of bus dwell times, and the increase of delay to traffic is minimal. The nature of alternate operations does not tend to be inherently unsafe.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 21-32
  • Monograph Title: Mode-change facilities
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00130769
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 030902465X
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1981 12:00AM