The reflection of bus right road planning practice in Chongqing
FU Yan, Chongqing Transport Planning Institute, Vice Chief Engineer
City traffic development is the consensus of bus priority, bus priority is the key bus priority right, the domestic city has gone through ten years of history, Chongqing is also true. In 2008, Chongqing city’s first bus lanes, bus rapid transit Gaojiu road demonstration line of formal operations, because BRT traffic is small, the social vehicle traffic congestion, traffic congestion contradiction, demolition began in February 2012. As planners, we have been on the bus rapid transit service for the majority of people lead everyone on it Voices of discontent. Why ? From the perspective of domestic and international experience, with bus right of way roads are basically one-way at least 2
to 3 lanes, but the traffic conditions, especially the bus traffic, bus traffic standards vary greatly.
Therefore, according to the city’s own road traffic and bus operation characteristics, the establishment of suitable for the city bus lane setting conditions. Through a lot of research, we put forward the city bus route path set conditions, and carried out on the basis of the relevant planning work, and start the implementation of demonstration line. In September 12, 2017, Chongqing’s first city to have independent right of way of bus priority road officially put into use, only buses, special vehicles and buses into the mission bus priority lane allows to work on 7:00-9:00 and 17:00-19:00 two hours, other vehicles are prohibited from driving into the. After the bus priority road is put into use, the road traffic improvement is very obvious. Based on this section, more bus priority roads will be implemented in the main urban area of Chongqing at the end of this year. Through the reflection before and after, we think, must find suitable for the city traffic characteristics of the road of public transportation development.