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ISEMOA Good Practice Fact Sheet
|Title in original language||Rekonstrukce autobusového nádraží|
|Title in English||Reconstruction of coach station|
|Location||Přerov, Czech Republic|
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|Supported accessibility level||
|Elements of the working process - Preconditions||
|Elements of the working process - Policy||
|Elements of the working process - Strategy||
|Elements of the working process - Implementation||
|Elements of the working process - Monitoring and Evaluation||
|Type of PRM Affected||
|Application Field / Target area - Public Transport - Regional Bus||
|Application Field / Target area - Public Space - Pedestrian / wheelchair||
|Why is it a good practice example?|| The reconstruction of the bus terminal enables all passengers using public transportation to travel safely and comfortably, especially those with reduced mobility and those travelling with children in prams.
|Background and Objectives / Aims||The original station was connected to the regional motorway III/04721 by seventeen T-shaped intersections that were lined up consecutively eight to fourteen metres apart. This situation was in absolute discrepancy with the current technical regulations. It opposed the very principles of safety and it threatened both traffic participants and pedestrians in the locality. Overall, the bus terminal was in a very bad technical state. The form and culture of travelling were highly unsuitable: unsatisfactory depots, unregulated dispatching of buses departing from platforms directly onto the street, a factory-like overused furnishings, roofless platforms, cracked pavement, absence of a waiting room, non-functional toilets, unsuitable refreshments, dangerous pedestrian crossings, poor accessibility for persons with reduced mobility and for parents with strollers and many other shortcomings lead the city officials to establish a project to initiate the reconstruction process of the bus terminal.|
|Implementation (incl. obstacles, public participation)|| As part of the reconstruction a new bus terminal departure hall was built offering an information booth, a suitable waiting room, refreshment stores, facilities for bus drivers, public toilets, a news stand, an information banner etc. The departure platforms were turned around by 45° in comparison with the original outlay. The platform area was covered by a roof. The entire bus terminal was provided with new furnishings - new benches, information panels, lighting and a camera system. A single joint one-way entrance and a single joint one-way exit for all buses controlled by traffic lights were created, all traffic is now solely unilateral. The entire infrastructure inside the bus station was reconstructed. The terminal landscaping was renewed and the highly frequented highway was separated by a grass belt.
The realization of the project was divided into two phases in order to provide minimal limitations and to allow the bus station to continue to run functionally. During the first phase the western part of the terminal was reconstructed (including the dispatching buildings and some of the platforms) and during the second phase the eastern platforms were completed.
|Conclusions (incl. output, analysis of benefits)|| The infrastructure of the area surrounding the bus terminal was newly redeveloped, the buses arrive at the station through a one-way entrance and depart on the contra-lateral side of the station through a single one-way exit controlled by a traffic light. The departure of buses is now organised and is no longer uncontrolled. New accessible and illuminated pedestrian crossings were created that improve the safety for both pedestrians and drivers.
These changes will have a positive effect on lowering accident frequency. The decrease of the number of accidents is considered as an important indicator:
2005 - 19 accidents,
2007 - 32 accidents,
2009 - 5 accidents.
The comfort of transport has significantly increased for all people using the bus terminal.
|Source / Link||information in Czech on web pages http://http://www.nadacepartnerstvi.cz/doprava/prerov10|
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