Improving Interchange and Access Through Realistic Yet Innovative Planning - an Outline with Case Studies



Improving Interchange and Access Through Realistic Yet Innovative Planning - an Outline with Case Studies

Authors

RILEY K and DEWAR D, Peter Brett Associates, UK

Description

The paper focuses on interchange opportunities highlighted within studies recently undertaken in the UK and abroad for a range of clients. It commences with an outline of generic principles of interchange between the range of modes including:

Abstract

The paper focuses on interchange opportunities highlighted within studies recently undertaken in the UK and abroad for a range of clients. It commences with an outline of generic principles of interchange between the range of modes including:

* Bus

* Rail

* Tram

* Cycle

* Walk

Extensive use of case studies will be made to provide practical examples of both good and bad practice, and in particular solutions to address the latter. Scenarios vary between small scale alterations of a local nature up to wide area strategies or major redevelopments with impacts on land use and planning. Links to policy and funding changes, particularly in the UK plus issues such as mobility access &security are addressed.

Case studies from which findings will be abstracted include PBA's work upon:-

* Croydon Tramlink: Access & Interchange

* Lewisham Interchange, Docklands Light Rail

* Milton Keynes 'CityNet' Innovative Interchange Concept

* Krakow, Poland: Major station redevelopment

* Morden Interchange, Tramlink to Bus/Undergroun d

* SWELTRAC & SELTRANS- Interchange studies: London

* Gosport Peninsula bus/LRT study

* Slough Trading Estate connections

A major theme within the paper is the highlighting of quality and meeting customer requirements. Emphasis is placed upon the 'total journey concept', whereby information and awareness at journey start of such is essential to encourage maximum modal shift.

The paper concludes with key findings designed to invoke constructive thought for the audience. This includes both funding and appraisal options.

Publisher

Association for European Transport