Urban networks under pressure

Recommendations are outlined as to how, amidst the pressures of increasing urbanization and restricted budgets, global cities can improve their public transportation offerings. The International Public Transport Association's (UITP) "Future of Urban Mobility 2.0" study is referenced here. Big differences between the top and low end performing cities in various regions are identified, with the overarching conclusion being that most of the world's cities remain poorly equipped to deal with the challenges presented to them. Three strategies are presented as optimal: 1) Rethink the system (by shaping political agendas); 2) Network the system (by fully integrating the travel value chain for multimodal mobility); and 3) Establish a sustainable core (for cities in emerging countries that can satisfy short-term demand at a reasonable cost). In addition, when defining sustainable urban mobility policies, four dimensions should be considered: 1) Visionary strategy and ecosystem; 2) Mobility supply; 3) Mobility demand management; and 4) Public transport financing. In conclusion, eight case studies are considered, including the following cities: Tehran, Lagos, Lima, London, and Hong Kong.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 40-43
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  • Accession Number: 01532425
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 28 2014 12:12PM