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|dc.description.abstract||Bus priority covers a wide range of measures intended to speed
up the progress of buses and avoid congestion, especially in
urban areas. The implementation of No Car Lanes as a method
of allocating space on the highway differs from conventional bus
priority measures since No Car Lanes give priority not just to
buses but to other vehicles, facilitating the movement of goods
as well as people in congested urban areas. This paper compares
the impact of the different eligibility requirements of ‘warrants’
on the different classes of traffic using the road network in the
single location of Tyne and Wear in the north-east of England,
UK and reports quantification of benefits and disadvantages to
give an improved understanding of the contribution of No Car
Lanes within the more general context of bus priority measures.
The motivation for the study was to give an evidence based
approach to the development of conurbation-wide policy.
The paper concludes that the balance of evidence suggests No
Car Lanes are preferable for all motorised modes (car, HGV, taxi
and bus). From a practical point of view having many short
lengths of priority lane (of whatever form) lowers the benefit
arising from priority as well as having an adverse effect on user
and non-user attitudes towards priority lanes. The modelling
suggests that the impact on the environment is less negative from
No Car Lanes. Against this is the less positive evidence for No
Car Lanes in terms of road safety and enforcement.||en_AU|
|dc.subject||Bus priority; no car lanes; policy evaluation||en_AU|
|dc.subject.other||POST DG EXPORT SUBMISSION||en_AU|
|dc.title||No car lanes or bus lanes: which gives public transport the better priority? An evaluation of priority lanes in Tyne and Wear||en_AU|
|Appears in Collections:||ITLS Working Papers 2011|
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