High occupancy vehicle lanes
Traffic Advisory Leaflet 3/06
|Publisher:||Department for Transport|
|Published date:||1 December 2006|
The concept of using designated lanes for buses is well understood and widely used by highway authorities in urban areas where bus services are adversely affected by traffic congestion. Details of commonly used measures can be found in Local Transport Note (LTN) 1/971 and the Department’s Resource Pack “Bus Priority – The Way Ahead”.
High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes are a method of utilising spare capacity in existing bus lanes. They can also be used where the introduction of new bus lanes cannot be justified on bus frequency grounds, or as part of a policy to encourage car sharing.
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