URBAN TRANSPORT INTEGRATED PROGRAMME IN SAO PAULO - THE GREATER SAO PAULO AND THE METROPOLITAN COLLECTIVE TRANSPORTATION CHALLENGE

As the main productive hub of Brazil, Sao Paulo's metropolitan region is responsible for generating 16% of the GNP and in its 39 cities taken altogether, inside an area of 8,051 km sq, 10% of the entire Brazilian population are to be found. Nevertheless, the economic development which made Greater Sao Paulo become one of the largest metropolises in the world is very much imperiled, as well as its very quality of life. That is due to growing traffic jams, particularly in the central areas of the large conurbation around the capital and extending into the neighboring towns. Sao Paulo state government has set, through the Metropolitan Transport Secretary, the Urban Transport Integrated Program (PITU) as an effective amswer to the urban chaos landscape. PITU is a comprehensive program, with infrastructure undertakings and institutional projects, including an integrated strategy towards problem-solving in transportation, transit, environment and land use. The article looks at the goals and planning of this program.

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  • Accession Number: 00719178
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 27 1996 12:00AM