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High occupancy vehicle lanes - an overall evaluation including Brisbane case studies

Bauer, Joshua I., McKellar, Cameron A., Bunker, Jonathan M., & Wikman, John (2005) High occupancy vehicle lanes - an overall evaluation including Brisbane case studies. In Douglas, Jon (Ed.) 2005 AITPM National Conference, 28-29 July, Brisbane.

Abstract

High occupancy vehicle (HOV) or transit lanes are seen as an option to increase person carrying capacity and improve travel times for users along congested road corridors.
Over the years RACQ has questioned the effectiveness of HOV lanes, especially in cases where a general purpose lane has been reallocated as a HOV lane. In 2004, the Club awarded a scholarship to two QUT students to conduct their thesis on gaining a better understanding of HOV lanes. The project covered a literature review of effectiveness measures for HOV lanes and field research analysing two road corridors in Brisbane - Waterworks Road and Lutwyche Road containing a T2 lane and T3 lane respectively. Results show that even though HOV lanes may be highly effective in theory, they are questionable in reality. The project assisted in developing an evaluation framework that RACQ hopes will be adopted by road authorities to use on HOV lanes now and in the future.

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ID Code: 2731
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: HOV Lane, High Occupancy Vehicle Lane, Evaluation Framework, Measures of Effectiveness, Case Studies, Traffic Engineering, Transit Lane
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Transport Engineering (090507)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 29 Mar 2007
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2011 15:41

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