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Unit 2: your task

Unit 2: your task

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  1. Identify the modal split of your city. Is this information recent enough to provide a valid diagnosis of the existing situation? 
  2. Identify the geographic coverage of the transport system in your city. Is the existing system providing a convenient service for its “customers”?
  3. Identify sources to get information on maps of all the sub-systems, schedules, fares and payment information, information of the spatial location, shared bicycle facilities, etc. Does the common mobility system offers all the trip information for the different type of users? 

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Re: Unit 2: your task

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Q1. Identify the modal split of your city. Is this information recent enough to provide a valid diagnosis of the existing situation?

I found information the modal split of Itajubá, but in my undergraduate research got data on the academic community of the Federal University of Itajubá, there the percentage of trips made by car was 43%, Cycling 23% and walking 20% , public transport was very low 1% and mixed modes were the rest. This finding is quite relevant as it can show a little about the kind of modal in Itajubá as a whole.


Q2. Identify the geographic coverage of the transport system in your city. Is the existing system providing a convenient service for its “customers”?

Itajuba public transport is inefficient and expressionless, there are not many lines and schedules, there is an information system where it can be seen the extent of the service.

Q3. Identify sources to get information on maps of all the sub-systems, schedules, fares and payment information, information of the spatial location, shared bicycle facilities, etc. Does the common mobility system offers all the trip information for the different type of users?

As previously stated in Itajubá there is no such information, there is no system of bicycle rentals and the bus company's website remains most of the time down.

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Re: Unit 2: your task

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As an intro for you to know the kind of geography, terrain, orography, landscape, climatology, economy, to understand our transport system...

Here in

we are in a Volcanic island with some specially steep zones. Our island demography grew near ports in coast zones, early farming areas now evolved to touristic massive complex, developing landscape, trekking, and beach tourism.    The mobility in our cities is difficult in the more mountain zone ... near Teide. Santa Cruz de Tenerife, capital city is not a flat city...places just near the ocean in the port and places more more... up... with big gradient in some places. So its very difficult the pedestrian culture. We need a mix of pedestrian, bus, tram, and some of us thinking about electric bicycle as the best solution.

  • (1)Identify the modal split of your city. Is this information recent enough to provide a valid diagnosis of the existing situation?   
67% Own Vehicle  13% Public Transport  13% Walk or Bicycle  Some years ago before Tram but i think its very near to a photo of the day here... many people want to go to the door of their destination in the car because we needed better transport system and our traditional bus system was slow, expensive, bad frequency... now in serious growing and developing i think future will be better.


  • eographic coverage of the transport system in your city. Is the existing system providing a convenient service for its “customers”?   
NO the system is now being reorganized trying to solve some old troubles we have but perhaps in some years the answer could be different now we could say NO to some of the characteristic you enumarete as a transport system may have. For example, the integrated fare system is about to be ok in 2016. The special payment is begining now.  Just in December began a special VAO system for traffic JAM in early morning. For sure in the next years its going to change.


  • (3) Identify sources to get information on maps of all the sub-systems, schedules, fares and payment information, information of the spatial location, shared bicycle facilities, etc. Does the common mobility system offers all the trip information for the different type of users? 
As a part of the effort to change things we have a new payment contactless system that will be the first step to a new system now the information is in the Tram info system, Bus info system, but its in different places. With the arrive of Tram, ticket system is in evolution, new fare systems will be here in some months.
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Re: Unit 2: your task

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Identify the modal split of your city. Is this information recent enough to provide a valid diagnosis of the existing situation? 


According to the 2011 Census, modal split in the Lisbon area is:


  • On foot: 16,42%
  • Private car (driver): 61,6%
  • Public transport: 19,71% 
  • Motorcycle or bicycle: 1,71% 
  • Other: 0,55%

I don't believe this information can provide a valid diagnosis of the current situation. In the last 4 years Lisbon has suffered many changes in its transport systems and it is expected that more people are using public transportation. On the same view, many more people are using the bicycle as means of transportation.



Identify the geographic coverage of the transport system in your city. Is the existing system providing a convenient service for its “customers”?


The geographic coverage of the transport system in Lisbon is depicted below:



In the central Lisbon area, the Bus and Metro systems provide a good service, as well as the rail services on the Sintra, Cascais and Azambuja lines. As for the south margin, the boat system connecting Lisbon to Almada, Seixal, Barreiro and Montijo is very convenient. However, on the majority of these services the big problem raised by "customers" is frequency and lack of some services at night.



Identify sources to get information on maps of all the sub-systems, schedules, fares and payment information, information of the spatial location, shared bicycle facilities, etc. Does the common mobility system offers all the trip information for the different type of users? 


It is possible to gather information on fares, maps, schedules and other details from each service website: 

  • Transportes de Lisboa, incorporating Carris (Bus and tram system), Metropolitano de Lisboa (Metro suystem), and Transtejo (Boat system) - http://www.transporteslisboa.pt/
  • CP (Railway system) - https://www.cp.pt/passageiros/pt
  • TST (Suburban Bus system) - http://www.tsuldotejo.pt/

Some of this information is already available on trip planning services such as Google Maps.

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Re: Unit 2: your task

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Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal. Traditionally, the cities/town in the valley was designed in a human scale. A lot of these cities are troubled with vehicular traffic. The new developed areas are vehicle centric with road widening programs happening in different parts of Kathmandu. Growth of settlement areas outside the business centers are growing that are excesses with private vehicles and these are mostly build suburbia like characteristics.

The study done by the ministry of physical infrastructure and transport , and JICA (2012) showed that the travel mode share of walking in Kathmandu valley is 40.7%. However, there had been significantly decline of walking from 53.1% in 1991 to 40.7% in 2012. 

The study by MoPIT/JICA (2011) showed that the travel mode share of cycling has decreased from 6.6% in 1991 to 1.5% in 2011.

The large part of walking and cycling share had been replaced by motorbikes. According to 2011 census of Nepal, in Kathmandu valley 30% of the household have motorbikes while 11.4% have bicycles and 5.2% have cars. Public transport has not been changed much from 27.2% in 1991 to 27.6% in 2011. Though it has largest share after pedestrians and the public transport service has been degrading from very long time making it compulsion for users and not a choice of will. 

Recently due to India's blockage on fossil fuel in Nepal, has increased the number of cyclist in Kathmandu valley. Some people are also shifting to electric motor bikes and cars. As there has been decrease in the number of public transport, many people are seen walking in the streets and "CarPooling" is the recent trend in Nepal due to fuel crisis. 

In Kathmandu, there is no proper system for the information. Though there is "citizen help desk" by Traffic Police in the Old bus station to help the citizen on required information. The large bus service "Sajha Yatayat" provides the information of the routes by the conductor of the bus or pasted in the front glass of the bus and in their website. (http://www.sajhayatayat.com.np/route.php)

There are cycle rental services in the city but are mostly targeted for international tourist for the city tour or adventure cycling trip near the valley. There are also Rickshaw services found mostly in the core ancient city of Kathmandu. 


Sajha Yatayat Bus service routes in Kathmandu