Bus Priority - Route 220 Monitoring



Bus Priority - Route 220 Monitoring

Authors

ROBERTS M, Colin Buchanan and Partners, UK

Description

The background to the South and West London project has been- discussed in the accompanying paper by Robert Blitz and Matthew Yates. In this paper I intend to focus on Route 220, the route selected for intensive monitoring before, during and after the imp

Abstract

The background to the South and West London project has been- discussed in the accompanying paper by Robert Blitz and Matthew Yates. In this paper I intend to focus on Route 220, the route selected for intensive monitoring before, during and after the implementation of the measures which we designed.

The central section of the route, between Shepherds Bush and Putney-Bridge, was the most badly affected by conjunction. Much of it is shopping street, virtually all of it is of restricted width; various congested junctions create queues. Today most of this section has bus lane - but in one direction only - the road is rarely wide enough to permit a bus lane in each direction. Most measures operate only at peak times so that servicing of frontage premises can be adequate. Even so, some measures have received some opposition.

Publisher

Association for European Transport