BUS PRIORITY IN INNER LONDON 1. COMPARISON OF ALTERNATIVE BUS PRIORITY STRATEGIES

This article reports an exercise to determine the best way of deploying bus priority measures in inner London. A computer model is used to predict the effects of three types of bus priority measure: bus lanes (short lanes at points of delay and a network of continuous lanes); a restricting cordon controlling the volume of non-bus traffic entering the central area; a series of bus-and taxi-only streets. The methods are evaluated in terms of the costs and benefits to bus passengers and other road users. The concluding section discusses some of the assumptions of the model and further considers the advantages and disadvantages of the measures. it is pointed out that the cost effectiveness of all the measures would be enhanced by improvements to the bus services. /TRRL/

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    Printerhall Limited

    29 Newmart Street
    London W1P 3PE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • BUCHANAN, C M
    • Coombe, R D
    • Hewing, R B
  • Publication Date: 1974-2-3

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  • Accession Number: 00097476
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1981 12:00AM