CORONATION DRIVE TIDAL FLOW/BUS LANE SYSTEM: THE USE OF ITS TECHNOLOGIES TO DELIVER LOCAL GOVERNMENT TRAVEL DEMAND MANAGEMENT/LIVABILITY OUTCOMES

This paper is concerned with the planning, design and implementation of a tidal flow/bus lane system along Coronation Drive, Brisbane City. Coronation Drive carries approximately 32,000 to 42,000 vehicles per weekday and is a significant public transport corridor. The primary aim of the project is to improve operations and travel time for buses along the route while not compromising operations for other vehicles. The project will be to develop a 5-lane roadway along a critical 2 kilometre section to facilitate a tidal flow arrangement of three lanes in the peak direction and two in the reverse, including a dedication of the kerbside lane as a bus lane in the 3-lane peak direction. Four of the signalised intersections along the route have controlled right turn lanes and a feature of the system will be the dynamic reallocation of these lanes to maintain right turns as the central tidal flow lane reverses. The new system will also include the installation of the RAPID bus information and signal priority system, which is currently being implemented across Brisbane. This paper discusses how the Brisbane City Council's strategic travel demand management focus has led to the adoption of this project. The traffic analysis and various considerations in developing the operational performance specification are also discussed. (a) For the covering entry of this conference, please see IRRD abstract no. E200397.

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  • Accession Number: 00794862
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 7 2000 12:00AM