PRIORITY FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORT AND OTHER HIGH OCCUPANCY VEHICLES ON URBAN ROADS

PRIORITE AUX TRANSPORTS EN COMMUN AT AUTRES VEHICULES A FORTE OCCUPATION SUR LES ROUTES URBAINES

This report by a Working Group of the PIARC Committee on Urban Areas (C10) reviews the measures, used by its member countries, to assist the movement of public transport and other high-occupancy vehicles (HOVs) on urban road networks. It is partly based on replies to a questionnaire received from 30 cities and towns in 15 countries. It aims to disseminate knowledge of good practice in the efficient use of congested road space, and discusses some of the issues raised. It first outlines the case for encouraging public transport and HOVs. It then considers the following aspects of public transport priority: (1) linking to other public transport facilities; (2) operational aspects; (3) assessment; (4) enforcement; (5) publicity and public relations; and (6) HOV lanes, including segregated busways. Some conclusions are presented about: (1) the scope for public transport priority; (2) the context for public transport policy; and (3) HOV lane development. Annexes discuss: (1) a bus contraflow lane in Montreal, Canada; (2) HOV lane experience in North America; (3) HOV lanes in metropolitan Toronto, Canada; (4) a HOV lane on the A1 motorway to Amsterdam, Holland; (5) a HOV lane in Melbourne, Australia; and (6) Brazil's experience of busways.

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    Permanent International Association of Road Congresses

    La Grande Arche - Paroi Nord - Niveau 1
    92055 Paris la Defense Cedex 04,   France 
  • Authors:
    • Maclennan, C
  • Publication Date: 1995

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  • Accession Number: 00719943
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1996 12:00AM