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

Key dates

Start of project: March 2005
Market launch: May 2010
Assignment end: 2013

The challenge

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 LACROIX City solution

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,
• repeater,
• 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.

Alumix range Pedestrian signs R25 and R12 Traffy controllers

The benefits

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.