Public Transport Rejuvenation

This paper discusses how the growth of cities around the world is expected to increase 66% by the year 2050. Cities currently generate about 70% of energy-related greenhouse gas emissions and that is why the cities of tomorrow need to be part of the solution to climate change. The cities of tomorrow will redefine sustainability and liveability and they will require a transportation system that is efficient, environmentally friendly and capable of moving thousands of people quickly, comfortably and affordably. The paper shows how urban sprawl is a continuous process as cities are currently expanding by spreading out or rising up. If the cities is big enough, it can do both. The best mode of transportation is determined by the way in the population expands, vertically or horizontally. In mixed-use developments people can walk or take the metro, where is suburban areas a car is needed. Cities need to integrate transport modes -- rail, automotive, bicycle and walking -- into one convenient, easily accessible, time efficient, affordable, safe and environmentally friendly mode. An integrated systems approach optimizes infrastructure and energy consumption while providing transportation to residents.


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  • Accession Number: 01606030
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 26 2016 1:09PM