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Restructuring public transport through Bus Rapid TransitAn international and interdisciplinary perspective$
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Juan Carlos Munoz and Laurel Paget-Seekins

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781447326168

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447326168.001.0001

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Global overview of BRT and bus corridors

Global overview of BRT and bus corridors

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(p.15) Two Global overview of BRT and bus corridors
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Restructuring public transport through Bus Rapid Transit
Author(s):

Luis Antonio Lindau

Cristina Albuquerque Moreira da Silva

Guillermo Petzhold

Daniela Facchini

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447326168.003.0002

Forty two countries all over the world have implemented BRT and bus priority corridors including BHLS. High quality and performance bus transit exists in 188 cities of emerging and developed economies. We use a comprehensive database to develop comparative analyses on a corridor basis ranging from more general aspects (e.g. geography, length and demand) to physical characteristics and performance in terms of demands and operating speeds. Every day, more than 31 million passengers benefit from bus-based priority corridors, which cover a total length nearly of 5,000 kilometres. There is need to expand the implementation of design features that have a strong impact on the performance of corridors in terms of capacity and speed. Successful examples are vital as inspiration for decision makers and planners, but design needs to be adaptive to local conditions and constraints.

Keywords:   brt, bhls, bus priority corridors

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