Intermodal Connectivity to BRT: A Comparative Analysis of Bogotá and Curitiba

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Journal Article

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mode - bus rapid transit, place - south america, ridership - mode choice


Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), Bogota, Curitiba, mode choice


Bogotá and Curitiba have become important references for public transportation in Latin America and have gained worldwide recognition for their technically and managerially innovative bus-based public transportation systems (Bus Rapid Transit, BRT). However, despite the huge success of these projects, most people living in these cities still use other modes for their daily trips. The main aim of this paper is to investigate whether, and how, these cities adopt a multimodal approach when planning and implementing their innovative BRT projects. We compare how pedestrians, cyclists, and taxi and car users are linked to the BRT system in each of these cities and conclude that minor changes in both systems could improve their multimodality.


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