This chapter presents a detailed examination of the issues raised by buses travelling through traffic calmed areas. Evidence is presented of the damage caused to vehicles and the discomfort suffered by passengers. The effects of different types of humps and chicanes are considered. The experience of bus operators in various parts of the country is reported. The effects of banning buses altogether from town centres is examined. A list of recommendations made include a) the optimum design of humps, b) the siting of humps, c) the need to consult bus operators about traffic calming schemes and d) alternatives to humps. For the covering abstract see IRRD 877091.

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    Ashgate Publishing Limited

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  • Authors:
    • TRENCH, S
    • BALL, R
  • Publication Date: 1995


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00723035
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 1-85628-594-8
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jul 26 1996 12:00AM