EVALUATION OF THE SYDNEY TRANSIT LANE EXPERIMENT

This report, the cover title of which reads "evaluation of transit lanes", describes an experimental transit lane (for buses, taxis, motorbikes and cars with 3 or more people) which was introduced in Sydney in November, 1974. It has been proven that the transit lane not only has benefits to bus operations but also to other traffic. The overall person-time spent on the route and on the approaches to the route significantly dropped between a period immediately prior to the introduction of the lane and a period exactly 12 months after. Overall car occupancy in the Manly-Warringah area has increased, as well as a specific increase on spit bridge. It is apparent that the transit lane has caused the number of car-pools to increase. The concept of the transit lane has been accepted by the majority of the people. The questionnaire survey showed only 25% of the sample to be against the retention of the transit lane. It is therefore concluded that the transit lane experiment has been a success. (A) /TRRL/

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    New South Wales Traffic Authority, Australia

    56 Rothschild Avenue, Roseberry
    Sydney, New South Wales 2018,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • HALLAM, C
  • Publication Date: 1977-10

Language

  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00182765
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1978 12:00AM