SPEEDBUS PROGRESSES AT A SNAIL'S PACE

This article describes the bus priority measures which have been officially approved by the Greater London Council Transport Committee and will be implemented over the next three years between Parliament Hill (Camden) and Peckham Rye (Lewisham). On the southbound side three will be 11 with-flow bus lanes, two of them double-width, and six contra-flow lanes. Northbound buses will use 18 or 19 with-flow lanes, and either one or two contra-flow. There will be approximately a dozen new pelican crossings, some new signal systems and bus-only right turns, and a large number of one-way schemes. The Tottenham Court road changes alone will mean some 28 revisions of the traffic management orders. One result of the scheme will be the closure of London's prime shopping and sightseeing streets to all traffic except buses. Costs are quoted together with some operational problems. /TRRL/

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    Municipal Engineering Publications, Limited

    178-202 Portland Street
    London W1N 6NH,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Greenfield, M
  • Publication Date: 1976-2-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 191
  • Serial:
    • Municipal Engineering
    • Volume: 156N
    • Issue Number: 6
    • Publisher: Municipal Engineering Publications, Limited
    • ISSN: 0263-788X

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00134399
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1981 12:00AM