|M.Sc Student||Taichman Ilan|
|Subject||Evaluation of the Functioning and Efficiency of the Priority|
Lanes for Public Transport in the Tel Aviv
|Department||Department of Architecture and Town Planning||Supervisor||Professor Emeritus Daniel Shefer|
The allocation of special public-transport lanes (mainly for buses) is a method used to improve the public-transport system and the level of service for its users.
The aim of this study is to examine the advantages of priority lanes for public-transport users as an incentive for the use of public transport. The focus is on the main radial routes entering the Tel-Aviv metropolitan core from the north and the east, where existing public-transport lanes serve a large number of users.
The main hypotheses of this study are as follows:
- Priority lanes function to different degrees of success.
- The reliability of designated bus-priority lanes is higher than that of other lanes.
- Priority lanes attract more bus users.
The following are the main conclusions of the study:
It should be noted that priority lanes represent only one factor in the attempt to improve public transport level-of-service. Thus, a comprehensive examination of public-transport level of service and the means of improving it must include additional factors that were not examined in the present study.