What will dethrone #CarCulture in #Bordeaux? @globalsiteplans

What will dethrone #CarCulture in #Bordeaux? @globalsiteplans

Ten years after putting the tram network into service and completely reworking the bus system, the results are discouraging. In Grand Bordeaux, two-thirds of transportation is still done in individual automobiles. Here are the reasons for this situation and a few suggestions for improvement. 1. The car has remained king in the urban area Every ten years, the greater urban area conducts an in-depth study on modes of transportation in Grand Bordeaux, an area of ninety-six communes including about 881,000 residents (figures from 2009). If we compare the two last studies (from 1998 and 2009), the assessment is not very good for public transportation . We thought that putting three tram lines into service between 2003 and 2005, and then reworking of the bus system was going to curb the supremacy of the automobile. That is not the case. Ten years ago, 9% of transportation was do...

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