Towards a national guideline for bus priority measures

The focus of New Zealand's Land Transport Management Act (LTMA) on public transport alternatives is improving opportunities for the development of bus priority facilities. However, there has been little guidance developed in New Zealand on how to provide for buses, resulting in variations in approach between road controlling authorities (RCA's), and some safety issues developing. This paper reviews the growing provision of bus priority facilities, and some of the problems encountered from a designer/safety auditor perspective, with a view to providing guidance and improving safety of operation. This paper also reviews the New Zealand experience to date, so may not cover some bus advance facilities developed overseas, but not yet in use in New Zealand. In focussing on facilities to improve bus operation, this paper does not extend to cover many general issues associated with bus routes on public streets, such as conflicts between traffic calming measures and bus operation. (a) For the covering entry of this conference, please see ITRD abstract no. E215377.

  • Authors:
    • GORDON, G
  • Publication Date: 2006-10


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01060859
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 10 2007 1:20PM