This solution addresses lack of methods to respond to future driving forces in Greater Philadelphia Region for local communities
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.
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 (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.
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.
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.
This solution addresses need for mobility improvements in Mexico City, Mexico for local communities
- Implement the Vision Zero initiative
- Promote pedestrian, cyclist, and public transportation mobility over private transportation mobility
- Expand and innovate the consolidated public transportation network
- Establish policies and pilot projects to promote transportation-oriented urban development
- Promote an integrated mobility system that connects and revitalizes CDMX and ZMVM
- Promote an integrated mobility system that connects and revitalizes CDMX and ZMVM
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.
"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: http://solutions.sustainia.me/solutions/holistic-mobility-plan-improves-transit-travel-times/
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.
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.
This solution addresses gaps in transportation options in New York City, USA for local communities
This solution addresses lack of methods to package multiple planning responses in Metropolitan Chicago, USA for local communities
"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: http://solutions.sustainia.me/solutions/sub-saharan-africas-first-light-rail-train/
This solution addresses "siloed" decision making in Durham, North Carolina, USA for city professionals, environmental professionals, transit professionals, etc.
This solution addresses gaps in understanding interconnectivity in cities internationally for regional/local governments, real estate developers, researchers, etc.
This solution addresses gaps in understanding TOD factor interconnectivity in cities in the United States for regional/local governments, real estate developers, researchers, etc.
"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: http://solutions.sustainia.me/solutions/universal-fare-free-public-transport/