What would be the quality bus?
Higher, more reliable speed
|Effect of stop spacing on bus speed|
When you don't have bus lanes, use bus bulbs to minimize dwell times. Bus bulbs are sidewalk extensions up to the travel lane that the bus uses, eliminating the shoulder of the street and/or the parking lane. This means that the bus doesn't need to change lane to pick up passengers nor to reintegrate trafic after its stop, it stops in the travel lane itself. This reduces dwell time and makes the bus more comfortable for passengers who no longer have to deal with the lurching lateral movement of the bus pulling out on the shoulder of the street.
Higher capacity - use higher capacity vehicles
|Vehicle load as % of capacity, with the regular bus scenario and the articulated bus scenario|
|Bus map of Hamilton|
|Bus map of a part of Houston|
|Montréal subway map... whoever gets lost deserves an award|
An example of quality bus: Québec City's Métrobus
|Above, one of the articulated buses serving the Métrobus routes, below, an usual Québec City bus|
|Some bus stops were decorated into "stations" and named, like this one, called "station colline Parlementaire"|