People-Oriented Cities: Three Keys to Quality Public Transport

Quality, user-friendly public transport systems provide a viable alternative to the private car and help build livable, accessible cities. Photo by Alejandro Luna/EMBARQ Mexico. The “People-oriented Cities” series – exclusive to TheCityFix and Insights – is an exploration of how cities can grow to become more sustainable and livable through transit-oriented development (TOD ). The nine-part series will address different urban design techniques and trends that reorient cities around people rather than cars. Transport is inherently linked to urban development. The viability of transport systems relies on densely populated neighborhoods that allow for more convenient trips between urban communities. Despite this, relatively little effort is put into designing cities around transport systems, often the result of disjointed transport and urban planning practices in developing c...

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