The reservation of an existing traffic lane for the exclusive use of buses and car pools results in increased congestion and slowed speeds on the remaining lanes until a sufficient number of automobile drivers have been diverted to buses. Equations are developed to determine the variation of the resultant emissions with the percentage of diversion for various values of initial speed, number of lanes, and directional split (for counterflow lanes). Results of the analysis indicate that minimum diversion percentages exist below which carbon monoxide emission rates and total hydrocarbon emissions are greater with than without the exclusive bus lanes for both in-lane and counterflow configurations. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 66-71
  • Monograph Title: Environmental and conservation concerns in transportation: energy, noise, and air quality
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00183519
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026776
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-024 285
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 12 1978 12:00AM