Transport and Covid-19: responses and resources

Integrating Urban Public Transport Systems and Cycling

Summary and Conclusions
Integrating Urban Public Transport Systems and Cycling

Sustainable urban transport systems require alternatives to the use of private cars that are competitive in terms of convenience and flexibility as well as cost. Mass transit systems are the central component but extension of heavy rail and metro systems is costly and these can never reach every part of the city. This report examines other options for improving public transport and extending network coverage.

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Policy Insights

  • Design interchange stations to provide secure, uncongested conditions for transfer by the shortest routes possible.
  • Provide adequate bike parking areas at stations and stops.
  • Integrate ticketing and information systems as well as the physical transport infrastructure.
  • Establish integrated urban transport plans in consultation with stakeholders and the public.

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