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Mobility Measure

Clean high-quality bus corridors

In order to improve the quality, accessibility and attractiveness of public transportation in Genoa, the municipality and the public transport operator AMT introduced a network of clean, high-mobility corridors throughout the city.

Implementing sustainable mobility

People are attracted to public transport services by greater bus reliability, increased average speeds and high-quality information. This measure was therefore aimed at transforming the previously existing public transport service into a network of fully integrated high-quality bus corridors, with bus prioritisation lanes and improved information, access and road management.

Specifically, the measure aimed to provide:

  • real-time information at bus stops with new and improved “smart stops” (showing arrival time of next bus and service information such as route changes);
  • upgraded information in bus shelters, including maps of the immediate area, route maps, intermodality options and points of interest;
  • next-stop information and general service information on board buses in both audio and visual formats;
  • better integration with the traffic control system allowing bus priority at all intersections controlled by traffic lights;
  • monitoring and better control of reserved bus lanes using cameras or other electronic systems to ensure that bus priority lanes are respected;
  • fleet renewal programmes based on energy-efficient vehicles;
  • bus stops designed to improve access for all, including people with special needs and the elderly; and
  • improved road management.

How did the measure progress?

  • 5 km of new mobility corridor were created.
  • Information display panels were installed at bus stops and the main intermodal transport nodes, providing information on timetables, connections, tourist attractions etc.
  • Real-time passenger information was installed at over 100 stops.
  • Bus-stop access was improved, and two bus stops were converted to ensure access to people with reduced mobility.
  • Clean buses with Euro IV engines were introduced in the new corridors.
  • Automatic vehicle monitoring systems were upgraded in 131 vehicles.
     

What were the outcomes of the measure?

  • Bus frequency and punctuality improved.
  • Travel times were lowered.
  • Emissions were reduced.
  • Cost savings were made, allowing for reinvestment in service improvements.

 

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Basic Information

8.1
Implemented
November 2011

Thematic Areas