Many cities struggle with the increasing motorized individual traffic – especially the fast growing cities of Africa and Asia. Pollution reaches hazardous levels, average speed plummets to less than 10 km/h during rush hours and citizens spend hundreds of ours being trapped in traffic jams, costing billions of dollars every year.
A significant portion of this “too much of traffic” is induced by commuters from these cities outskirts. As living close to work is too expensive for many, they commute every day – and as cars have a much lower capacity than mass transit systems, they cause these issues. Therefore cities around the globe have a vital interest to find ways to keep cars out of their centers and instead provide alternatives. This blog post outlines some of them for commuter traffic. Business and freight traffic are out of scope. (MORE)