VIABLE PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN URBAN AREAS

KANSRIJK OPENBAAR VERVOER IN STADSGEWESTEN

Using a traditional multi-mode transport model and PROVO, a network optimization program, it is determined for a polynuclear metropolitan area, which public transport network structutre is the most promising to reduce the amount of car kilometers. Two different network strategies were studied, one with few lines, but relatively high speeds and a much denser network with relatively low speeds. Also the position of tangents compared to radiales has been looked at. The study shows that the preferred network depends on the urban development structure, the desired level of service and financing method. With low demand, low investments and no constraints for operating costs the dense network performs best. When demand is higher, investments are higher and operating costs are limited a sparse high speed network is more appropriate. (A) For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 871533.

Language

  • Dutch

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 735-52

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00712283
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Oct 24 1995 12:00AM