This paper outlines the history and current development of the role of the bus, and also discusses how re-allocation of road space, particularly through bus priority, is used to increase public transport demand in London. Recently changed transport policy is examined, especially that which encourages an increase in the use of public transport. Implementation of measures on the London Bus Priority Network and Priority (Red) Route Network using previous policies and strategies is outlined along with their potential development using the new policies. The paper concludes by discussing the part Intensified Bus Priorities and advanced technology applications could play within a package of complementary traffic and parking restraint measures. Bus transit requires far higher levels of priority than it presently receives to meet new policy objectives and to produce the mode shift from private to public transport and traffic reduction.


  • English

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 291-302

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  • Accession Number: 00797705
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0784404984
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 26 2000 12:00AM