Sunday, February 10, 2013
Challenges of the modern transit planners
In short: we move around a lot.
It is important for us to have access to a good transit system that guarantees safe, efficient, and fast transportation. Also, it is important for us to have an integrated transit system that enables us to drive, walk, cycle, or take the train or the bus to our destination. When we are in rush, we want to have access to a rapid transit. When we are not in a rush we can afford to sit back and enjoy the ride. We want to be in control of what to choose and when to choose it. If there is a traffic jam we want to know about it and to know an alternate route to avoid it.
The transit architect has to take all the above into consideration in the planning.
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With the York Region Rapidways project new express lane is being built in the middle of the street for the buses
Efficient sustainable mobility
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