WIT Press


A New Methodology For Allocating Road Space For Public Transport Priority

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT040371

Volume

75

Pages

14

Published

2004

Size

450 kb

Author(s)

G. Currie, M. Sarvi & W. Young

Abstract

Transport planners are continually seeking ways in which to balance the conflicting needs for limited road space. There is a trend towards the reallocation of road space to on-road public transport due to its effectiveness in people movement and wider environmental benefits. However, reallocating road space can be a delicate task since it is often at the times of highest demand that space must be taken away from one mode to benefit another. Traditional warrants for provision of facilities such as bus lanes only consider the relative people moving abilities of alternative modes. Yet in practice the benefits of improved reliability and the wider environmental benefits of road space allocation schemes are not a part of traditional approaches to determine if road space reallocation

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