|Keywords||Energy and environmental impacts; contra flow bus lanes; transport modeling; public transport|
|Abstract||The impact evaluation of the implementation of a contra flow bus lane in the city centre of Thessaloniki, conducted through traffic simulation modeling techniques and expressed in terms of environental and traffic indicators, is hereby presented and discussed. The employment of this measure entails the relocation of a currently underutilized bus lane of an adjacent street to a one- way, four-lane road axis that is at present host to a significant amount of traffic volume in the network. The basic conclusion concerns the slight deterioration of the environmental and traffic conditions both in the road axis of implementation and in the buffer zone. The increased levels of the pollutant emissions (CO2, NOx, CO, HC and Pb) and a minor increase of fuel consumption were among the main drawbacks of the scheme.|
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|Basbas S||Faculty of Rural and Surveying Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessalonikifirstname.lastname@example.org||17|
|Kitis G||1 Stonemill Approach LS6 4RF, Leeds, United Kingdom||1|
|Stamos I||Department of Transportation & Hydraulic Engineering, Faculty of Rural & Surveying Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124, Thessaloniki, Greeceemail@example.com,||1|
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