Publication: Transforming Cities with Transit : Transit and Land-Use Integration for Sustainable Urban Development
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This study explores the complex process of transit and land-use integration in rapidly growing cities in developing countries. It first identifies barriers to and opportunities for effective coordination of transit infrastructure and urban development. It then recommends a set of policies and implementation measures for overcoming these barriers and exploiting these opportunities. Well-integrated transit and land development create urban forms and spaces that reduce the need for travel by private motorized vehicles. Areas with good access to public transit and well-designed urban spaces that are walkable and bikeable become highly attractive places for people to live, work, learn, play, and interact. Such environments enhance a city's economic competitiveness, reduce local pollution and global greenhouse gas emissions, and promote inclusive development. These goals are at the heart of transit-oriented development (TOD), an urban form that is increasingly important to sustainable urban futures. This book uses a case study approach. It draws lessons from global best-case examples of transit-oriented metropolises that have direct relevance to cities in developing countries and elsewhere that are currently investing in bus rapid transit (BRT) and other high-capacity transit systems. It also reports the results of two original in-depth case studies of rapidly growing and motorizing cities that introduced extended BRT systems: Ahmedabad, India and Bogota, Colombia. Two shorter case studies enrich the understanding of factors that are critical to transforming cities with transit.
“Suzuki, Hiroaki; Cervero, Robert; Iuchi, Kanako. 2013. Transforming Cities with Transit : Transit and Land-Use Integration for Sustainable Urban Development; Transformando las ciudades con el transporte público : integración del transporte público y el uso del suelo para un desarrollo urbano sostenible; Transformer les Villes Grâce aux Transports en Commun : L’intégration des politiques en matière de transports et d’aménagement du territoire à l’appui d’un développement urbain durable. Urban development;. © Washington, DC: World Bank. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/entities/publication/efc67479-d4a9-556b-9d72-fbcd4c034532 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”