PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN SYNERGY WITH OTHER MODES

The increasing urban sprawl problems, congestion and lack of space are leading our cities to a decline in quality of life while mobility demand rises. Hence, the primary objective of cities in terms of mobility and space allocation is to reduce car use and encourage the use of public transport and other emerging or well-established alternative modes. To this purpose, the Combined Mobility Platform of UITP has put forward recommendations for a successful collaboration between public transport and so-called Combined Mobility services – car-sharing, car-pooling, bike-sharing, shared taxis. This will demonstrate that traditional public transport can overcome some of its shortcomings and offer high flexibility and convenience to meet mobility demand of modern fellow citizens. By building up the so-called “sustainable mobility alliance” with car-sharing, cycling and taxis, public transport is able to offer a full mobility portfolio and compete with the private car in terms of convenience and cost-structure. But our societies can only take the advantages of such benefits if:- public transport plays its active role in developing partnerships with combined mobility services or even take the lead on them; - public authorities collaborate within an adequate policy framework and together build up a mobility policy aiming at offering citizens the possibility to live in their city without owning a car

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  • Accession Number: 01353808
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Association of Public Transport (UITP)
  • Files: UITP
  • Created Date: Oct 18 2011 12:39PM