WIT Press


Evaluation Of Bus Lanes In Central Urban Areas Through The Use Of Modelling Techniques

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT040381

Volume

75

Pages

9

Published

2004

Size

979 kb

Author(s)

S. Basbas

Abstract

Within the framework of this paper, the traffic and environmental impact of bus lanes introduced in urban central areas is evaluated through the use of traffic simulation modelling techniques. The results from the examination of various parameters such as energy consumption and pollutants emitted (CO, CO2, NOx, HC, and Pb) through the use of the traffic simulation model Simulation and Assignment of Traffic to Urban Road Networks (SATURN) are presented. The reference area is the centre of the city of Thessaloniki, Greece, which is characterized by severe traffic and environmental problems. 1 Introduction The promotion of Public Transport in urban areas includes a variety of measures among which bus lanes play an important role. T

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