Feasibility Study of Provision for Exclusive Bus Lanes on Urban Roads
Arathi A. R1, VincyVerghese2
1Arathi A.R, PG Scholar, Department of Civil Engineering, Jyothi Engineering College, Cheruthuruthy, Thrissur (Kerala), India.
2VincyVerghese, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Jyothi Engineering College, Cheruthuruthy, Thrissur (Kerala), India.
Manuscript received on 05 December 2018 | Revised Manuscript received on 19 December 2018 | Manuscript published on 30 December 2018 | PP: 123-126 | Volume-8 Issue-2C, December 2018 | Retrieval Number: 100.1/ijeat.ICID-2018_TE_223
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Abstract: Optimal use of road transport system is necessary to address the problems like traffic congestion, air pollution and safety. One such way to optimize is by encouraging use of public transport modes (buses) by assigning priority to them. One of the bus preferential treatments is the provision of exclusive lanes for buses on urban roads. The specific aim of this study is mainly to study the feasibility of provision of exclusive bus lanes based on two criteria, based on proportion of travellers using different types of road vehicles and based on the total travellers’ time savings in terms of money value due to provision of exclusive bus lane on urban roads. The major work element of this study includes vehicle occupancy survey, vehicle volume and composition survey, income survey and estimation of journey time and journey time savings in terms of money value savings. The provision of exclusive bus lanes on urban roads increases the speed of buses, reduces journey time, saves travel cost and reduces road crashes.
Keywords: Exclusive Bus Lane, Money Value Savings, Vehicle Composition, Windshield Method.
Scope of the Article: Civil and Environmental Engineering