INVOLVE Workshop Warsaw. Separated bus and tram lanes. Marcin Kozoń Transport Development Department Public Transport Authority - PDF

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INVOLVE Workshop Warsaw Separated bus and tram lanes Marcin Kozoń Transport Development Department Public Transport Authority General information Case Studies A few doubts Plans for future Agenda General Information buses in Warsaw take important role in public transport (46% passenger flow) Separated bus lanes: well-known from many years relatively cheap and effective the most popular way of giving the priority to the PT Network of separated bus /tram lanes [m] General Information Transport policy and other strategical planning documents requires spreading the network of bus lanes A few technical analyses about bus lanes and bus-tram lanes have been prepared There are detailed rules of preparing and introducing a new separated bus lane (2010) General Information Typical bus lanes along right sides of the streets Legal users: Buses Taxis Special service dedicated for handicaped people (es. children) MTON a relatively high social acceptation 80% Warsaw citizens allow to give a priority to the PT even if it causes new restrictions for private cars users General Information Population density Tram network Separated bus (or tram) network General information Case Studies A few doubts Plans for future Case Studies: II Metro line Case Studies: II Metro line During construction of new subway line many new priorities for public transport have been implemented: bridge and streets dedicated to PT in rush hours new bus lanes new public car park Case Studies II Metro line New subway line (under construction) Existing bus lanes New bus lanes Streets with a high priority to PT Streets only for PT Case Studies: II Metro line Another traffic lock that gives priority to the buses Case Studies: B+T lane rys A cross section at the stop PARK PRASKI A cross section at the Śląsko-Dąbrowski s Bridge Case Studies: B+T lane over 5km separated lane for trams and buses the same stops for various modes of transport a significant reduction of travel time modernized stops and special curbs new trams Case Studies: B+T lane Number of passenger during rush hours Szczyt poranny Szczyt popołudniowy Case Studies: B+T lane Tramways: increase speed [km/h] 30,0 25,0 20,0 20,8 19,1 25,6 24,4 23,5 22,0 18,4 21,5 20,7 21,8 15,0 14,2 10,0 9,0 5,0 0,0 Morning Szczyt rush poranny, hours direction: do CENTRUM Centrum Morning Szczyt rush poranny, hours direction: na PRAGA Pragę Afternoon Szczyt rush hours Afternoon Szczyt rush hours direction: popołudniowy, CENTRUM do direction: popołudniowy, PRAGA na Centrum Pragę Case Studies: B+T lane Buses: increase speed [km/h] 30,0 27,5 25,0 20,0 21,6 23,4 20,6 20,1 22,7 15,0 10,0 14,4 11,1 13,9 10,8 8,8 7,2 5,0 0,0 Morning Szczyt rush poranny, hours direction: do Centrum CENTRUM Morning Szczyt rush poranny, hours direction: na PRAGA Pragę Afternoon Szczyt rush hours direction: popołudniowy, CENTRUM do Centrum Afternoon Szczyt rush hours direction: popołudniowy, PRAGA na Pragę Case Studies: B+T lane o_dabrowski_warszawa.jpg Case Studies: B+T lane Recommended solution for STARE MIASTO (THE OLD TOWN) stop Case: Studies: Młynarska street During the repair of tramway route, the axles of both tracks were changed. 930m of separated tramway track was created at the direction to the city centre. Case Studies: Armii Krajowej Route Before Case Studies: Armii Krajowe Route After Case Studies: Armii Krajowej Route Bypass route Temporarily bus lane ( ) After modernisation of bypass route, the separated bus lane will be closed Former emergency lane has been replaced to a bus lane Private car users still have the same number of lanes (3) Case Studies: Łazienkowska Route DECEMBER 2009 DECEMBER 2008 Case Studies: Łazienkowska Route Bypass route buses/hour/direction Number of lanes for private cars have been reduced (3 2) Introducing this bus lane have caused terrible protests An independent audit have prooved that the bus lane is necessary General information Case Studies A few doubts Plans for future Lack of continuity of the bus lanes in the area of crossroads is very typical at Warsaw. A few doubts It is an effect of decreasing the cost of creating new lane (no changes in traffic lights). A few doubts Low level of control of separated bus lanes: Involving the Police and Municipal Police Who else should be allowed to use separated bus lanes? Police, Municipal Police, handicaped people, electric cars The cyclists needs: When can they enter a bus lane?? B U S General information Case Studies A few doubts Plans for future New sections: Plans for future connecting existing bus lanes spreading the priority to the new districts Automatic control system recognisation of plate numbers BHLS as a first step to build new tramway line (Gocław, Łomianki) analysis phase Thank you for your kind attention! Marcin Kozoń Public Transport Authority (ZTM) 61 St. Żelazna, Warszawa Poland
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