|Authors:||Aud Tennøy, Paal Brevik Wangsness, Jørgen Aarhaug, Fredrik Alexander Gregersen, Nils Fearnley|
|ISBN (digital version):||978-82-480-1682-3|
This report presents pilot studies of bus for metro at Østensjøbanen and capacity reductions in the Smestad tunnel. Bus for metro had drawbacks for a high percentage of the users, but 82 percent continued to use public transport. It caused changes in routines in a third of the affected households. Expectations of major delays when the capacity in the Smestad tunnel was reduced from four to two lanes, caused a traffic reduction of 3 500 vehicles or 37 percent in morning rush hours the first day. There were no queues. Three months later, traffic was back to the same level as before, despite the reduced capacity. The capacity reduction did not result in increased delays. Thus, motorists made no significant adjustments, and experienced no major negative consequences. The main explanation for this seems to be that the tunnel had reserve capacity in rush hours before the works started.