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El Corredor Cali – Jamundí: gestionando los problemas de tráfico en una area metropolitana en pleno crecmiento

Cali, 9 novembre 2015 — Jamundí, una ciudad dormitorio ubicada a 23 km de Cali, ha duplicado su población en cinco años. Este crecimiento explosivo ha supuesto un deterioro considerable en los medios de transporte que existen entre las dos ciudades. Para resolver esta situación sería necesario crear una entidad regional que examinara los problemas del área metropolitana en su conjunto. Leer más.

Connecting to the periphery

Nairobi, 3 November 2015 — Nairobi is notorious among commuters, travellers, and business owners for consistent and costly jams. Large-scale infrastructure development has helped the efficiency and effectiveness of moving goods and people through and around Nairobi. Because of recently completed road projects, peripheral urban areas of Nairobi have experienced many positives, including a dramatic decrease in commuting time—a step that is in line with Kenya reaching its Vision 2030. See more.

Tricycle boom offers alternative to public transportation in Lilongwe

Lilongwe, 28 July 2015 — At times, public transportation can be a nightmare in Lilongwe, where no public transportation services exist. Minibuses, taxis, and sometimes bicycles offer transportation options. Minibuses have their issues, and taxis can be costly. Yet this was the state of affairs until two years ago, when tricycles started becoming an affordable and convenient option. See more.

Politics, passengers and practice: There's a lot riding on Johannesburg's BRT

Johannesburg, 27 July 2015 — Political transformation in South Africa also meant spatial transformation, significantly predicated on public transport. With the Gautrain Rapid Rail Link, the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Programme and associated e-tolling, and municipal Bus Rapid Transit infrastructure underway in Johannesburg and the Gauteng Province, the Gauteng City-Region Observatory has suggested that "the region appears to be in a new 'golden era' of transit infrastructure design and investment." See more.

Lost opportunities in development

Delhi, 24 July 2015 — The "smart cities" discourse is prevailing in India with the recent outlay of Rs 98,000 crore (USD $15 billion) by the government to execute 100 Smart Cities. But do we have inclusive and sustainable transport strategies for Smart Cities? Read about CONNECTKaro and the case of Delhi Bus Rapid Transport Corridor to know more. See more.

Regulating buses to ensure safe commutes

Lagos, 23 July 2015 — Ease of transportation in urban areas depends not only on access but also on quality and safety of the transport options. With various safety issues worrying Lagos residents, the city introduces measures to increase safety through the easy identification of legitimate commercial vehicles using registration and badges. See more.

حمل و نقل عمومی یا بزرگراه؟

Tehran, 22 July 2015 — تجربه متناقضی در تهران وجود دارد که از یک سو ادامه سیاست های شهرداری برای ترجیح دادن حمل و نقل خصوصی به حمل نقل عمومی بود و از سوی دیگر دسترسی بسیاری دیگر را به مراکز کار و فعالیت آسان تر نمود: احداث بزرگراه امام علی از یک سو و تعبیه یک خط بی آر تی طویل از سوی دیگر. ادامه مطلب.

Un nuevo modelo de negocios en el transporte Caraqueño

Caracas, 21 julio 2015 — ¿La solución al problema de transporte público pasa únicamente por el incremento de la inversión en infraestructura? ¡No! Aparte del presupuesto dedicado a brindar un mejor servicio en términos de calidad y eficiencia, gran parte de la clave se encuentra en redefinir e innovar el modelo de negocios. Así los muestran proyectos recientes en esta importante urbe latinoamericana. Leer más.

Regularización de Bici-taxis

Mexico D.F., 20 julio 2015 — El surgimiento de las bici-taxis ofrece una alternativa de movilidad a las zonas aisladas de la Ciudad de México; al ser altamente demandadas por la población, la normatividad del transporte público las ha regularizado como un servicio de transportación. Leer más.

Teleférico do Alemão: mobilidade urbana ou apropriação mercadológica?

Rio de Janeiro, 17 Julho 2015 — Inaugurado em 2011, o primeiro sistema de transporte de massa por cabos do Brasil alterou o imaginário coletivo à respeito do Complexo do Alemão (onde está instalado), um imenso conjunto de favelas antes lembrado apenas pela violência e pelo tráfico de drogas. Considerando o propósito original do projeto — facilitar a mobilidade dos moradores —, no entanto, sua eficácia é questionável. Leia mais.