CONTRAFLOW BUS PRIORITY LANE PERFORMANCE: A CASE STUDY

Analysis of the performance of a 1-mile (1.7-km) contraflow bus lane in downtown Tel Aviv, Israel, showed that, compared to with-flow lanes, the contraflow lane demonstrated more reliable bus travel times and faster travel speeds during peak and off-peak hours. Improvements in reliability were identified using the coefficient of variation of travel times, the standard deviation of headways, and the pattern of travel-time change on successive bus runs during the peak period. An investigation of sources of delay showed that traffic-signal settings could be revised to provide significant travel-time reductions. Opportunities to improve contraflow service by limiting access to this lane by vehicles other than buses were also identified.

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  • Accession Number: 00196280
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1981 12:00AM