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Unit 5: your task

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1. Identify the different services provided within the public transport system.

  • Do they have different quality standards? 
  • Do they reflect a common image towards its customers? 
  • How clear is that for non-captive users? 
  • Is there physical, fare-wise or operational integration between the modes?

2. Identify the dedicated infrastructure existing for the different transport modes (metro, light rail, tram, bus, bicycles, pedestrians) as well as the infrastructure dedicated to its integration.

  • Does it reflect a priority over the car-oriented infrastructure in the city? 
  • How does that link to the existing modal split?

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1. Identify the different services provided within the public transport system.

TAXI - Special parking zones in the most important places in the city. Near 1000 units. NO multi modal system established. Taxi fees are not involved in the bus-tram-fare system.

BUS - Lots of busstop because of orography (about 3000 in the island). Urban lines begin in the interchange transport system building where there exist more than 1400 public parking places. Fare bonus that reduce fee if you use public transport system. (

, then you can see tourists videos all over the island)

TRAM - Dedicated double way road with more than twenty dedicated platform stations near Taxi and Bus Stop with a distance between themselve about 500 meters near main populated zones in the two main cities Santa Cruz and La Laguna.  (

 - we have only two lines)

RENT A CAR - Port available and Airport Available as well as main village possibilities to rent. 

OTHERS - Bicycle and EV Twizy Cars Rent for tourism.


Public Transport System here in Tenerife try to use a common standard but the difference is enough to be clear to the non-captive users, An effort to a common image is obvious they are about to publish the new fare system that will be contactless cards but now we use paper magnetic line card in bus and Tram. Cash in the Bus and multi-modal fare system VIA MOVIL (cool video) in all of the BUS and TRAM lines. Now its not possible to use a fare compatible system in the TAXI, there is no bike rent public system but its changing just NOW.

TITSA is about to show its new SAE (Inteligent Transport System Management, Sistema de Ayuda a la Explotación)  the new public panel system and they want to have some kind of fare system with the TAXI but will be difficult.


2. Identify the dedicated infrastructure existing for the different transport modes (metro, light rail, tram, bus, bicycles, pedestrians) as well as the infrastructure dedicated to its integration.

TRANSPORT IN TENERIFE GLOBAL VIEW

  • Does it reflect a priority over the car-oriented infrastructure in the city? 

Talking about Santa Cruz de Tenerife, a big effort in this way is done because the TRAM line got much of the road and parking places, then they built a multi-modal building "Intercambiador" where you are able to leave the car, take a bus or tram and you have special fare in the parking system to encourage NOT USING THE CAR in the city centre but much to do...

  • How does that link to the existing modal split?

The efforts are focused in changing the split... to grow the pedestrian, bike and public transport ... and to change the car to eco car. As explained in other task this week has been voted four new TRAM platform station in two districts. It will transform the way the neighborhood go to the city centre. And in this video(spanish) you can see the presentation of a Electric Vehicle Tour to the island. In the press conference the Cabildo did announce 10 more recharge public stations to EV. 



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1. Identify the different services provided within the public transport system.

Do they have different quality standards? 

Yes, there are different standards in quality between public transport services in Lisbon. For example, the Railway System (CP) has high frequency and availability, contrasting to suburban buses (Transportes Sul do Tejo, and others) and some boat services (Transtejo). The Metro system (Metropolitano de Lisboa) has very good infrastructure and trains but is getting worse when it comes to frequency and travel times. As for Buses in central Lisbon (Carris), travel times and frequency are highly affected by congestion and the infrastructure is considerably heterogeneous trhoughout the city.


Do they reflect a common image towards its customers? 

A recent study about transportation in Lisbon asked users to associate a word to a specific service. Here are the answers:

  • Metro (Metropolitano de Lisboa): "Strike", "Crowd"
  • Buses and trams (Carris): "Crowd", "Confusion", "Slow"
  • Suburban buses (Transportes Sul do Tejo, and others): "Expensive", "Slow", "Congestion", "Pollution"
  • Trains (CP): "Strike", "Crowd", "Fast"

The study didn't take Boats (Transtejo and Soflusa) into account.


How clear is that for non-captive users? 

Non-captive users have a somehow negative view towards public transport in Lisbon. They believe PT availability is weak as well as frequency. They also think that many services should operate on late hours, especially Metro and many Bus and Tram routes. In addition, many consider to be quicker to travel by private car than public transport.


Is there physical, fare-wise or operational integration between the modes?

Yes, except for suburban buses, all other public transport services operating in Lisbon have integrated fare systems. Monthly fares contemplating all or some of the services in a single card and also a system called Zapping, simillar to London's rechargeable Oyster.



2. Identify the dedicated infrastructure existing for the different transport modes (metro, light rail, tram, bus, bicycles, pedestrians) as well as the infrastructure dedicated to its integration.

Does it reflect a priority over the car-oriented infrastructure in the city? 

In Lisbon, light rail and metro have their own dedicated infrastructure. Buses and trams have some - but few- dedicated or completely separated lanes. Many trams and buses are delayed due to congestion and illegal or "second lane" parking. The same can be said for bicycles, as the cycle network is small and with several safety and connection issues. As for pedestrians, many sidewalks are filled with signs, bins and other "urban furniture" and, in some areas, are very narrow so that parking spaces can be available.

So, yes, this reflects a car-oriented infrastructure in the city.


How does that link to the existing modal split?

Car usage is very high in Lisbon, most certainly due to how easy it is to drive a car in the city. At the same time, this ease influences the quality and reliability of public transportation. If travelling by car can be made more difficult and, ate the same time, make positive changes on the PT system infrastructure, than we can expect a change on the existing modal split in Lisbon.

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The different public transport system in my city are bus, micro-bus, mini-van, tempo. 

There are more than 70% private vehicles in Kathmandu in which motorbike ranks the highest in number. There have been also rising concerns on parking issues in the city due to the rise in private vehicles. 

The current public transport service in Kathmandu is haphazard and unreliable and undependable on different aspects: in-vehicle time, frequency of service, availability of service during anti-social time, and level of comfort by overcrowding and recklessness in driving. 

In Kathmandu after the expansion of roads, though the public transport don't have their dedicated lanes but there are separate lanes for slow moving vehicles on both sides of the road in some areas.There are some cycle lanes. And pedestrians lanes or sidewalks are lacking in many parts of the city. Thus the city reflects a vehicle-oriented city planning.

Motor cycle users are growing very high in Kathmandu so as the cars (not as in the rates of motor bikes). If there can be improvement in the efficiency and reliability of public transport, infrastructure for cycle tracks and good sidewalks and change in the attitude of the people on private vehicles as their social status, we can imagine the change in modal split of Kathmandu.