Stage 5 Developing the Improvement Plan

Bus Infrastructure Plan

The Bus Infrastructure Plan should cover the needs of all modes, especially non-motorized modes and pedestrians, so that full modal integration is considered. There are several agencies dealing with transport infrastructure and it is important that all are involved in preparing a common transport infrastructure plan.

Supporting bus infrastructure, which can be highly cost-effective, allows better quality services, improving both operational capacity and the conditions for customers. Improvement options include:

  • Marking out bus stops, pedestrian crossings and erecting bus poles or plates
  • Providing hard standing, kerbs, rails, shelters and lighting at bus stops to protect passengers
  • Providing lay-bys, pull-ins and other stopping and loading places convenient for buses
  • Restructuring bus and minibus loading areas, along with associated local traffic management, to allow better circulation and avoid congestion at stops
  • Providing parking and basic amenities at termini, for both vehicles operations and for passengers
  • Constructing interchanges for multiple bus routes at key nodes
  • Constructing inter-modal interchanges at railway stations and long-distance/ suburban bus stations. Ensure that these are designed for smooth passenger flow, and with good internal layout for vehicle flow. For larger units, provide parking away from passenger loading areas
  • Providing bus priority through reserved lanes and/or traffic signal priority
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