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The practical application of microsimulation techniques to the reversible lane in the M’Boi Mirim bus corridor in São Paulo, Brazil

Sílvio Rogério Tôrres, SPTrans
Sílvio Rogério Tôrres
Sílvio Rogério Tôrres
Figure 6 – Snapshots for both base scenario (without reversible lane) and proposed scenario (with reversible lane)
Figure 6 – Snapshots for both base scenario (without reversible lane) and proposed scenario (with reversible lane)
Figure 3 – Bus volumes at critical section before and after the implementation of the reversible lane
Figure 3 – Bus volumes at critical section before and after the implementation of the reversible lane
Figure 4 – Saturation index (queueing theory) – bus volumes, dwelling times (boarding/alighting times)
Figure 4 – Saturation index (queueing theory) – bus volumes, dwelling times (boarding/alighting times)
Figure 1 – Commercial average speeds for buses in the M’Boi Mirim Corridor collected by on-board GPS devices
Figure 1 – Commercial average speeds for buses in the M’Boi Mirim Corridor collected by on-board GPS devices
Figure 2 – CBD-bound buses queuing
Figure 2 – CBD-bound buses queuing

 

Brazilian cities are celebrated for their excellent bus services and São Paulo is no exception. The city has a complex surface transit network and, over the years, the various reserved bus lanes that have been installed have greatly improved bus speeds and reliability. However, solutions need to evolve to cope with increasing demand: the M’Boi Mirim bus corridor was built in 2003 and, ten years later, it remains the only way to get from the southwest districts of São Paulo...

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