THE LEEDS GUIDED BUSWAY - THE PROJECT AND ITS OPERATION - 2

This paper shows how guided bus fits into the transport strategy for Leeds, and outlines the Leeds guided bus proposals. The Leeds Transport Strategy, that emerged from public consultations and studies from 1990 on, had four main features: (1) road building; (2) traffic management and traffic calming; (3) city centre initiatives; and (4) public transport improvements, including extensive developments for rail, 'supertram', and bus. In the city centre, the pedestrian area will be extended, and surrounded by a 'public transport box', allowing only supertrams, buses and access traffic. Detailed guided bus proposals for Scott Hall Road and York Road were presented simultaneously in 1991. The UK Government granted feasibility study money in 1992, and also the 33 million pounds, required for the Scott Hall Road project, in instalments over a period of several years. Leeds is also keen to progress the York Road project. The guided busways have the advantage that they can be used by buses also operating over sections of conventional bus route. Guided busways are well adapted to some parts of Leeds, but supertrams are more appropriate in some other areas. Considerable attention is being devoted to appropriate safety features for guided busways. For the covering abstract see IRRD 874487.

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  • Authors:
    • POPE, A
  • Publication Date: 1995

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  • Accession Number: 00714456
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1995 12:00AM