Lisbon to create more lanes just for public transport

in World · 20-09-2018 10:05:00 · 0 Comments

Lisbon council has announced the city will be increasing its public bus network by creating an extra eight kilometres of lanes exclusively for bus transport by June 2019.

This will be added on to the 100 kilometres of lanes exclusively for public transport currently available in the Portuguese capital, taking the total of road dedicated to taxi, bus and tram travel to 108 kilometres.
The new lanes will be created on avenues Álvares Cabral, Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco (on the stretch between Liceu Francês and Rua da Artilharia Um), Berna, Miguel Bombarda, António José Almeida.
The BUS lanes that already exist on Avenida da Liberdade will also be reinforced and expanded, said Councillor Miguel Gaspar, head of Mobility and Security at Lisbon Council, in comments to news site Diário de Notícias.

A new BUS corridor was recently opened between Avenida Infante D. Henrique and Marvila and other existing lanes are being reinforced in certain areas of the city.
This commitment to increasing and strengthening the bus lanes aims to increase the speed of Lisbon municipal bus company Carris’ buses - which averaged around 13.9 kilometres per hour in 2017 - to improve service and attract more passengers. Last year Carris carried 122.4 million passengers.
Furthermore, more than 100 million euros is to be invested by the end of next month in the acquisition of buses and trams and the maintenance of infrastructures and refuelling stations, as part of the strategy to improve the company’s service.



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