Annex 6 Limitation of Conventional Bus Priority Lanes: Case Studies

Taipei

Ten exclusive bus lanes have been completed in Taipei City and the public has acknowledged the improved efficiency of bus operations and traffic safety. During peak hours, the system is moving roughly 6000 passengers per direction per hour, roughly triple the capacity of a mixed traffic lane. When bus volumes exceeded 200, as they do during peak hours at some stops, the bus lane begins to congest and operating speeds decline.


Source: Sam Zimmerman World Bank 2006.
Figure 5 Congested Busway in Taipei

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