This paper examines the usage of the minibus as a means of improving the quality of movement within the central area while causing the minimum intrusion on the environment. The literature on this subject is reviewed and the results of two surveys carried out in Leeds are reported. It is concluded that the minibus used should be designed for a particular class of passenger; the most important features of a short-distance service are the frequency of the buses and their routing relative to the desired destinations; the extent to which the minibus will compete with other transport modes cannot be quantified at this time; a successful service is not necessarily one that is financially viable; and the success of the service is better ensured if it is given extensive and effective publicity. (A). /TRRL/


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 384-396
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 7
    • Issue Number: 2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00134528
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 0 909996 695
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 21 1981 12:00AM