What is a guided busway?
A guided busway is;
"A dedicated concrete track that can only be used by buses. Any bus can use it so long as it has two extra small drive-wheels."
Remember this term for your exam.
What are the advantages of a guided busway?
The advantages are;
- it requires less land, so land and environmental costs are lower
- land between the guide beams may be left open for drainage
- no other vehicles may use the track
- the smooth road surface gives an improved journey
- it is a high quality alternative to using a car
- helps reduce congestion on other roads and motorways
Main features of the Cambridgeshire one
The main features are;
- it links a number of villages together
- each stop has a shelter and cycle parking dedicated to it
- park and ride facilities are available
- fast service
- goes into Cambridge every 10 mins
- when buses reach Cambridge, the buses use normal roads again
- there are paths either side of the guideway for pedestrians and cyclists
- wildlife areas have increased through replanting
I have collected my basic information from these two sources, but have collaborated it myself;
- AQA GCSE Geography B, David Payne, Phil Lamb, John Rutter, published by Nelson Thornes in 2009.