To manage a fleet of buses: HQBS (High Quality Bus Service) and monitoring
Work undertaken for: Cannes Public Transport Intermunicipal Association,
Le Canet Mandelieu La Napoule
Start of project: March 2005
Market launch: May 2010
Assignment end: 2013
The SITP, the Cannes Public Transport Intermunicipal Association, Le Cannet, Mandelieu La Napoule is the Contracting Authority for the operation which addressed the project of creating a first line of High Quality Bus Service across the conglomeration of Cannes, Le Cannet and Mandelieu La Napoule.
The HQBS (i.e. High Quality Bus Service) consists of an 11.06 km line with 25 stations. This line connects the Grande Bretagne roundabout at Cannet, the Cannes town center by the Boulevard Carnot, the Cannes La Bocca town center by the Picaud and Tonner Avenues, the Mandelieu La Napoule town centre by the Saint-Exupery Avenue and Lyautey Avenue.
The SITP wants to establish a bus priority system.
The route of the HQBS passes through 98 intersections, of which 45 are managed by traffic lights:
• 39 « standard » traffic light intersections
• 6 roundabouts managed by traffic lights
The new intersections, like those to be renovated, will be equipped with lights from the Alumix range:
• the main traffic lights of 200 and 300mm diameter,
• pedestrian signs equipped with sound modules for the blind or visually impaired,
• call push buttons for pedestrian use
All HQBS intersections will be equipped with TRAFFY controllers and LACROIX Traffic housings in order to provide optimal conditions for priority. In addition, all the HQBS intersections will be connected to the Traffic Control System to ensure supervision of the entire route. The HQBS has the highest priority, known as absolute, which is managed locally using short range radio.
The HQBS n° 1 is to become the leverage for a bold transport policy which will make it possible to control and better distribute the traffic, to improve the performance of public transport networks, to promote mobility and to create social ties between the 3 municipalities.