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dc.contributor.authorPapageorgiou, Georgeen
dc.contributor.authorIoannou, Petros A.en
dc.contributor.authorPitsillides, Andreasen
dc.contributor.authorAphamis, Thrasosen
dc.contributor.authorMaimaris, A.en
dc.creatorPapageorgiou, Georgeen
dc.creatorIoannou, Petros A.en
dc.creatorPitsillides, Andreasen
dc.creatorAphamis, Thrasosen
dc.creatorMaimaris, A.en
dc.description.abstractThe number of private vehicles increased dramatically during the last two decades in the island of Cyprus. This phenomenon had a negative effect on the bus transport mode which over the years its use has been considerably reduced. As traffic congestion increased considerably during the same period the need for a high quality public transportation system became clear. This need is also supported by the demand for public transportation by the aging and disadvantaged population. The best way to attract people back to public transportation is to have a reliable bus system with a high quality of service which can compensate for the lack of freedom and exibility a private vehicle can provide. However such a system should not have a negative effect on the traffic network in terms of congestion and travel times but should coexist serving both the needs of people who do not drive and those who use the public transport mode. The purpose of this paper is to present the development and evaluation of a number of scenarios aiming at attracting commuters back to public transportation. This idea stems from the fact that surveys among the Cypriot commuters show that people will use buses if buses provide a fast and reliable service. For this purpose, microscopic simulation models are developed in order to examine several scenarios of dedicated bus lanes and bus priority schemes so that the buses can provide the desired level of service with the minimal impact on the rest of the traffic. © 2009 IFAC.en
dc.sourceIFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline)en
dc.source12th IFAC Symposium on Transpotaton Systems, CT'09en
dc.subjectComputer simulationen
dc.subjectQuality of serviceen
dc.subjectTraffic congestionen
dc.subjectMicroscopic simulationen
dc.subjectTraffic modellingen
dc.subjectBus priorityen
dc.subjectBus rapid transiten
dc.subjectBus transportationen
dc.subjectMass transportationen
dc.subjectRapid transiten
dc.subjectTraffic analysisen
dc.titleDevelopment and evaluation of bus priority scenarios via microscopic simulation modelsen
dc.description.endingpage441 Σχολή Θετικών και Εφαρμοσμένων Επιστημών / Faculty of Pure and Applied SciencesΤμήμα Πληροφορικής / Department of Computer Science
dc.type.uhtypeConference Objecten
dc.description.notes<p>Sponsors: IFAC Technical Committee on Transportation Systems TC 7.4en
dc.description.notesConference code: 85831en
dc.description.notesCited By :3</p>en
dc.contributor.orcidPitsillides, Andreas [0000-0001-5072-2851]

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