This Yichang BRT impact analysis was carried out by ITDP, under the management of Far East Mobility experts working at the time for ITDP. It was funded by the Oak Foundation and Rockefeller Brothers Fund.
See article here for more information on the mode shift survey at developments along the BRT corridor.
Surveys were carried out in the AM peak hour. 'Before' data is from July 2014 and April 2015. 'With BRT' data is from October 2015. Bike and e-bike volumes were evenly split. Bicuiyuan opened in 2005, with an additional four buildings opening in 2015 around the time the BRT opened. The increase in overall trips and the small increase in car mode share at Bicuiyuan may be attributable to these new buildings opening. Bus mode share of people leaving during the morning peak at Bicuiyuan hour nevertheless rose from 20% before BRT to 27% with BRT.
Note: bus fares increased citywide on 1 July 2015
Data from Yichang Bus Company
Note: target operational speed is >22km/hr after signal adjustment (cancelling many u-turns) and lane divider installation in late 2015.
Data from Yichang Traffic Police