Urban Sustainability Case Study Implementation
Document Type:Research Paper
Subject Area:Social Work
Cities whose transport modes are in an integrated system are highly likely to evolve as well as thriving centers for commerce, tourism, industry, trade, education among other services. Indeed, cities that rank at the top of surveys quantifying urban life quality have quality urban transit systems which prioritize public transport along with non-motorized modes. Case Study Analysis The existing reality in most of the world cities including Tel Aviv is that the urban transportation systems are far from ideal. The frequently mentioned and most visible transport problem is traffic congestion. It is well known that high congestion levels significantly impact the GDP both at the local and national levels. Prior to the implementation of its BRT system, congestion at certain locations of Guangzhou city particularly Gangding was far much intolerable and generated adverse impacts on the economy of the city.
Figure 1: Passengers waiting for buses at Gangding before the implementation of the BRT system. Guangzhou city embarked upon redeveloping its main avenues with the BRT system, a task that was very complex. Through the support of the national government along with international organizations, the BRT system was implemented. The city, town, and municipalities exhibited strong commitment towards the Bus Rapid Transport, which since 2005 had issued strong guidelines to prioritize and realize these initiatives. Figure 2: BRT dramatically improved conditions for road users including cyclists, passengers, and car users. The BRT concept has revolutionized the common understanding in planning and operating mass transit, particularly as buses were hitherto considered as vehicles, which could not operate beyond certain passenger limits. Nonetheless, the case of Guangzhou has revealed that passenger flows can be enhanced in such systems.
Guangzhou's BRT impacted operations significantly. Foremost, the peak passenger of 26,900 passengers in every single hour per direction, typically considered as a ‘metro-level' capacity. They both experienced low mobility due to the large numbers of private vehicles on the road. Also, in the two situations, the challenge was/is dealing with the increased transport demand. Nonetheless, the challenge is different from that of Tel Aviv specifically in non-motorized transport. Unlike Tel Aviv which established a bike sharing system five years ago, Guangzhou launched this system when establishing the BRT system Nonetheless, the two challenges are similar and therefore, the solution implemented in Guangzhou is workable in Tel Aviv. Conclusion A sustainable transport is critical for the growth of the economy. Transportation Mobility and Its Influence on Accessibility in Israel.
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