Public Transport / Public Transit

Public Transport / Public Transit provides a collective option of transportation, connected with reducing congestion, improving air quality, and increasing physical exercise. This collection of solutions and blocks provides a quick summary of resources on this topic.

Bristol Transport Plan

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This action will promote the development of a 20 year plan to create better places and help people move around by enabling a large scale shift to sustainable transport in Bristol. We currently have plans to deliver new transport infrastructure within the current funding and planning cycles, this strategy will enable us to look further ahead and to test more radical interventions to reduce congestion, carbon emissions and ensure infrastructure is resilient to climate change. To support the development of this strategy, we will explore working with MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Smart to quantify the impact of different transport options. We will use 50 year scenarios to support strategy development, and will ensure other transport strategy refresh projects are integrated with this longer-term view.

Bus Rapid Transit Corridor

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Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridors provide dedicated lanes to busses in high traffic areas. They allow this method of transportation to be conducted much more efficiently than in the model where buses are part of normal vehicle traffic. This is turn creates higher demand for the service and cuts down on extra vehicles. Because of this congestion-relieving effect, BRT is the one exception to the Corporation of Chenai's preferential treatment of pedestrian traffic.

Combined infrastructure investments for resilience, mobility, and equity

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We will do this by applying a resilience, mobility, and equity lens to assess and select capital improvement projects, exploring participation in County’s Community Choice Aggregation program, and exploring innovative financing tools for resilience projects, including EcoBlocks.

Free bus travel for under 16

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Currently there is free bus travel in Bristol only for children under 5, with half price tickets for those ages 5-15. Those aged 16 and under can receive a free bus pass, for free school travel from the Council if they go to their nearest school and meet certain distance or safety eligibility criteria. Extending this free service to all under 16s on all journeys within the city will promote lifelong bus use; reducing congestion and enabling children to independently access the facilities and resources of their city. Lessons can be learnt from Transport for London who provide this on all on their bus and tram services.

Improve mobility through integration, safety, & sustainability

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Last Mile Bike Share Connectivity

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A bicycle sharing program will allow for missing gaps in the transportation network to be filled. This program allows city goers to rent public bicycles from a fleet on a as needed basis. Features such as a dense bike network, self-moderating rental stations, and a "smart" checkout system will be included into this program.

Mobility Plan Improves Transit Travel Time

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"Belo Ho­ri­zonte tackled long transit times with im­prove­ments to pub­lic trans­port and the pro­mo­tion of act­ive mo­bil­ity. Un­der Plan­Mob-BH, Belo Ho­ri­zonte has in­tro­duced new strategies to im­prove mo­bil­ity in the city. The plan in­cludes the ad­di­tion of 60km of bus rapid transit (BRT) and metro lines as well as a bike-shar­ing sys­tem, among other schemes, to stim­u­late act­ive mo­bil­ity and re­duce travel times. Plan­Mob-BH is the res­ult of a pub­lic-private part­ner­ship between the gov­ern­ment, in­ter­na­tional agen­cies, and bus com­pan­ies that helped fin­ance new buses. The new pro­jects con­trib­ute to the city’s Re­duc­tion of Green­house Gases Plan and will ac­count for 28% of the city’s 2030 goal of re­du­cing 1.45 mil­lion tons of CO2 emis­sions per year. The new ini­ti­at­ives have also been pos­it­ively re­ceived by com­muters. In a city sur­vey, 52% of re­spond­ents said they spend less time on pub­lic trans­port after the ex­ten­sion of the BRT. Belo Ho­ri­zonte is one of the first cit­ies in Brazil to pre­pare an urban mo­bil­ity plan in ac­cord­ance with the coun­try’s over­all strategy." Quote from:

Multi-modal transportation to connect people, employment, and services

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The city will hire a Transportation Coordinator to redesign our regional transit system to connect people, employment, and services. We'll encourage use of mass transit use by providing public employees with a pre-tax transit pass. At the same time, we'll work with the Regional Transit Authority (RTA) to develop a vision for a multimodal regional transit network that integrates bicycle and pedestrian networks.

Reevaluating Transportation Priorities

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At the start of the Street Design Project, the City of Chenai took bold measures to reevaluate who uses the streets and how these usage figures should manifest themselves in street design features. This reevaluation suggested a dramatic change was needed. Instead of placing cars at the top of the pecking order, walking and non motorized vehicles were placed first. The redesign of the streets carries out this shift in the form of new safety measures, travel zones, and street distribution.

Sub-Saharan Africa’s First Light-Rail Train

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"In Septem­ber 2015, Ad­dis Ababa in­aug­ur­ated Sub-Saha­ran Africa’s first lightrail train (LRT). The LRT, an in­ner-city tram, can carry up to 60,000 people per hour, and after 10 months of op­er­a­tion, rider­ship has reached 15,000 pas­sen­gers per hour in each dir­ec­tion. The train is powered by Ethiopi­a’s power grid, which is fueled al­most ex­clus­ively by hy­dro­power, geo­thermal, and wind power. Emis­sions re­duc­tions from the pro­ject are es­tim­ated to grow from 55,000 tons of CO₂ per year in 2015 to 170,000 tons CO₂ per year by 2030. The more ef­fi­cient mode of trans­port­a­tion is ex­pec­ted to stim­u­late the local eco­nomy and at­tract new in­vest­ments and will be­come a blue­print for local ex­pan­sion and re­gional rep­lic­a­tion. The pro­ject is the fruit of an in­ter­na­tional multi-stake­holder col­lab­or­a­tion that in­volved dif­fer­ent levels of the Ethiopian gov­ern­ment, for­eign banks, and the Chinese gov­ern­ment. It is also an im­port­ant tenet of the Ad­dis Ababa Cli­mate Re­si­li­ent Growth Eco­nomy plan to drive the trans­ition to a green eco­nomy." Quote from:

Universal Fare-Free Public Transport

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"Es­to­ni­a’s cap­ital re­cently launched Europe’s largest ini­ti­at­ive for FFPT to date. Since Janu­ary 2013, Tallinn has provided free pub­lic trans­port in buses, trams, and trol­ley­buses to all city res­id­ents and all stu­dents in Es­to­nia. This is an ex­ten­sion of a suc­cess­ful meas­ure that al­lowed preschool­ers, the eld­erly, and pub­lic ser­vants to travel fare-free. The pro­ject curbs private car use, a grow­ing trend in the coun­try, and has con­trib­uted to a 7.5% an­nual de­crease in con­ges­tion in the city cen­ter between 2011 and 2015. City res­id­ents now en­joy cleaner air, safer streets, and sav­ings on trans­port costs. The ini­ti­at­ive is pub­licly fun­ded, and the city re­ceived strong sup­port from their con­stitu­ency. A pub­lic poll on FFPT, con­duc­ted in March 2012, showed massive 75.5% sup­port for the ini­ti­at­ive. Fur­ther­more, there has been a sig­ni­fic­ant in­crease in the num­ber of re­gistered and tax-pay­ing Tallin­ners since the im­ple­ment­a­tion of free pub­lic trans­port, which the city be­lieves is a res­ult of the ini­ti­at­ive." Quote from: