Title

SUMMARY OF GUIDELINES FOR BUS-RELATED STREET IMPROVEMENTS

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1991

Subject Area

infrastructure - stop, planning - route design, land use - planning, mode - bus

Keywords

Stop (Public transportation), Site selection, Road improvements, Placement (Location), Location, Locating, Level of service, Intracity bus transportation, Improvements, Highway planning, Bus transit, Bus stops, Bus services, Bus routes

Abstract

The results are summarized of a study which involved the survey of current practices, and the development of guidelines for use by departmental personnel of State Departments of transportation and metropolitan transit authorities. Quick reference summaries of the guidelines for personnel considering bus-related street improvements are presented. The data which are tabulated include service criteria and service areas that encourage land use and development patterns that are conducive to efficient bus services, route planning considerations, and considerations for locating bus service support facilities, such as stops and passenger amenities. The proper location of a bus stop is also covered, as well as bus facility design guidelines, and bus operations guidelines.