Bus Priority- the South and West London Experience



Bus Priority- the South and West London Experience

Authors

BLITZ R and YATES M, London Transport Buses, UK

Description

The South & West London Bus Priority Demonstration Project sought to conduct a comprehensive examination of the bus routes selected and to design and implement measures to assist buses in congested traffic. The main objective of the study was to achieve a

Abstract

The South & West London Bus Priority Demonstration Project sought to conduct a comprehensive examination of the bus routes selected and to design and implement measures to assist buses in congested traffic. The main objective of the study was to achieve an improvement in bus operational performance through a reduction in journey times and an improvement in reliability. However, the Demonstration Project also aimed to be pioneering in three other aspects:

* first implementation of some types of measure

* first use of a new economic evaluation f~amework for the cost-benefit assessment of schemes

* end-to-end bus priority measures

Intensive after study through monitoring and critical evaluation of results against objectives was always considered to be a vital part of the overall Demonstration Project, and the conclusions drawn were to inform the ongoing development of the London Bus Priority Network as a whole.

Publisher

Association for European Transport