Bus varies from Bus Rapid Transit such as the R-Net bus 300
(former Zuidtangent) serving the region
of Amsterdam (NL), or Busway Line 4 in Nantes (FR), to small pragmatically
renewed urban bus systems in a series of towns all over Europe,
A clear advantage of Smart Bus is the rather easy phasing of the
project. It is not necessary to finish facilities and dedicated
infrastructure at once. For instance, buses are able to penetrate
the city centre opportunistically on regular road. R-Net BRT
in the Dutch city of Haarlem is an example of this. O-bus (Aidelaide)
and Transitway (Ottawa) are non-European examples. Our Smart Bus'
. Changing culture, clearing the way for better bus ideas & schemes
. Creating awareness for possible projects and pragmatic improvements
. Designing particular projects and addressing technical and practical
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Phileas (NL) & Bologna
Bus Software approaches:
other smart examples:
Bus NL), Max
(DE) & Lugano
Examples in co-operation with Axel Kuehn (Karlsruhe, DE).
Rob van der Bijl (Smart Bus),
urban planner Amsterdam (NL):
disadvantages of buses remain. Evidently a bus is still a bus;
buses are not conceived to be very 'sexy' and the 'rail bonus'
is not valid.
of buses is limited compared to light rail. In some cases high
bus-pressure on vulnerable public realm of (historic) centres represents
disadvantage of SmartBus, let alone conventional bus. And, no through
services are feasible on regional railway corridors.
To be continued…!