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Smart 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, particularly some German towns.
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' principle activities:

. 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 issues

To Lightrail.nl... Shortcut to our website of Lightrail.nl here...
Een prachtplan voor stalling onder de bieb.... Shortcut to our bicycle website of GO DUTCH CYCLING here...
To NL's Public Transport Bicycle ('OV Fiets')... Example link: Mersey Travel Quality Bus here...

 

 

Smart Bus brings you...
Vehicle/Technology driven solutions:
Phileas (NL) & Bologna (IT)

Bus Hardware approaches:
Zuidtangent (NL)
Bus Software approaches:
StadtBusland (DE)

Some other smart examples:
T Bus NL), Max (DE) & Lugano (IT).
Movie MetroBus:
Aalborg (DK)

Even more examples...
Study tour offers...


Examples in co-operation with Axel Kuehn (Karlsruhe, DE).


Critical remarks
Rob van der Bijl (Smart Bus),
urban planner Amsterdam (NL):
Still 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. Moreover: the capacity of buses is limited compared to light rail. In some cases high bus-pressure on vulnerable public realm of (historic) centres represents a serious disadvantage of SmartBus, let alone conventional bus. And, no through services are feasible on regional railway corridors. To be continued…!

     
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