Alleviating Transportation System Problems by Providing Public Transit Integration in High-Density Metropolitan Cities

Farhan Haider, Zia Ur Rehman, Muhammad Usman Sheikh, Bilal Zia Malik


Proper integrated public transport system is the need of the time which can enhance public mobility by providing state of the art transport services to daily commuters. For the purpose of research Lahore City is taken as a case study and an integrated public transport system for Lahore is proposed. The goal of an integrated public transport system for Lahore was to propose an optimized public transport network, which can cater the ever-increasing transport demand by providing coverage to the whole city through a mix of primary/mass transit, secondary/express, tertiary/feeder & suburban routes. The service would provide a high level of service by ensuring a speedy, frequent and easily accessible public transport to reduce car/ motorcycle dependency/ownership. The network aims at providing public transport access for residents in the study area at a maximum walking distance of 500 meters and offers a sustainable, comfortable, safe and secure public transportation system. Based on demand estimates taken from surveys, an integrated public transport network having 122 routes was proposed for the city.

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