Volume 37: New Energy, New Ecology and New Environment

Improve Intersection Efficiency and Reduce Fuel Consumption with Shared BRT Lanes Chunsheng Wang, Bo Yang, Yuan Cao1



Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is a popular transit priority measure that is widely implemented. However, when BRT lanes are not frequently used, it can negatively impact the efficiency of signalized intersections, leading to increased vehicle fuel consumption and environmental pollution. This study proposes the innovative strategy of implementing shared BRT lanes at intersections to address these challenges, and evaluates its effectiveness using various metrics. The findings demonstrate that shared BRT lanes significantly improve traffic efficiency, reduce vehicle fuel consumption. Furthermore, this approach offers a sustainable solution by conserving energy resources and mitigating environmental pollution, thereby highlighting its practical applications in urban transportation planning.

Keywords shared BRT lanes, environmental pollution, traffic efficiency, vehicle fuel consumption, sustainable transportation

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