Location of Bus Stops

by Walter H. Kraft, Assoc.; Edwards and Kelcey, Newark, NJ,
Thomas J. Boardman, Asst. Prof. and Dir. of the Biometrics Unit of the Statistics Lab.; Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO,

Serial Information: Transportation Engineering Journal of ASCE, 1972, Vol. 98, Issue 1, Pg. 103-116

Document Type: Journal Paper


A farside bus stop is preferable to a nearside location in terms of travel time savings when there is a high volume of right turning vehicles and cross street pedestrians. For a moderate volume of right turning vehicles and cross street pedestrians there is no advantage in terms of travel time savings of a nearside stop over a farside stop. Two experiments were conducted in Louisville, KY, as part of the research for Project 3-14 of the National Cooperative Highway Research Program of the Highway Research Board to numerically evaluate the effects of moving a bus stop from a nearside location to a farside location. The traffic flow and volume measurements taken before and after the relocation of the bus stops from nearside locations to farside locations are presented. The statistical evaluation of the data and the techniques used are described.

Subject Headings: Travel time | Bus stops | Streets | Pedestrians | Highways and roads | Traffic flow | Travel modes | Numerical methods

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