"Bus Priority System" - pilot G1/333

A serious switch to public transport (PT) can be triggered if PT can move at closer or better effective speed compared to cars/mobikes. Buses are prime mode of PT in Bengaluru, and would be so for near future. While BRTS (Bus Rapid Transport System) is the broader concept, smart things like bus priority at signals, bus lanes only at small critical stretches, etc can help speed them up.

This is the project to push for "Bus Priority System" (aka BPS) in Bangalore via concrete proposals. To keep the focus, Big10 route G1, running primarily on Old Airport Road will be the corridor for action and research. Signals on G1 route, Bus Day as a vehicle to experiment, and access to BMTC, who are fairly open and accessible are some of the tools available to us. We may consult with experts and technicians as needed, but the idea is not be super technical, but produce a solid enough report that can make our City buy the concept, and take formal steps towards implementation. Once we move well on detailing G1/Old Airport Road, we can create more projects to cover other corridors.

PS: For reference and background, see past discussions tagged BRTS, or Big10.

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Meeting with BMTC MD on Bus Priority, confirmed!

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22 Dec 2010 15:00

Mr Pasha has given us time on Dec 22 at 3 PM to discuss Bus Priority System project. The meeting will be focused on BPS or at maximum current status of BRTS projects at BMTC.

I can take along maximum 5 folks with me. Please leave a comment if you want to join. BPS project members will be preferred.

We could go with following agenda for the meeting:

Letter to Mr Pasha, sent Nov 18

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Here is the letter sent to Mr Pasha, MD of BMTC, requesting for a meeting on the subject of Bus Priority System. Sent on Nov 18, no direct reply was rceived from him. To Mr Pasha's credit, someone had called from BMTC during last week of November, and promised to arrange a meeting and also supply the information we had asked for.

City inches closer to special bus corridors

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“Shortly, we will be implementing the BRTS in the city,” said Pasha.

Bus Priority - Project updates

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As of mid Nov, where are we?

Meeting with Mr Balachandran, Alchemy Urban Systems

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Yesterday, IDS, Naveen and myself met with Mr B R Balachandran, an Urban design & planning specialist. Mr Balachandran has experience with Ahmadabad BRTS, and is a big backer of the BRT/BPS concepts.

Bus Priority - calling for help

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Bus Priority System may or may not be BRTS, but if you agree that the Bus needs some speeding up, and want BRTS or good enough half-measures for Bangalore, we need you. Bus Priority System (BPS) may seem like castles in thin air right now, but it will remain that way a bit longer if you decide to keep away. To your question - what help does the project need? Here:

G1/Old Airport Road - corridor detail, files

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See leading note (below) from earlier discussion, and also the attached files on corridor detailing, and signal cycle times.


Exclusive bus lanes might not be necessary on old Airport rd because :

Possible priority bus corridors

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Continuing from previous discussion, possible routes...

1) St.Patricks, Brigade Rd to ITPL (on Old Airport rd) ==> focus for our project here.

2) RM Guttahalli to Yelahanka (along Bellary Rd)

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