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Article: Towards an Inclusive Public Transport System in Pakistan

TitleTowards an Inclusive Public Transport System in Pakistan
Authors
KeywordsTransport
Accessibility
Pakistan
BRT
Qingqi
Issue Date2016
PublisherUnited Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.unescap.org/publications
Citation
Transport and Communications Bulletin for Asia and the Pacific, 2016, v. 85, p. 33-44 How to Cite?
AbstractUrban transport in Pakistan is characterized by the coexistence of formal and informal transit services. While urban transport is deregulated and - somehow – multimodal in the country, the transport service providers often compete with each other within their particular constrains and their equilibrium defines the overall landscape of urban accessibility. With examples from the cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, the paper discusses three broad constraints on the urban modes of transportation, namely regulatory, spatial and demand related constraints, using a number of important system characteristics. Results show that the overall level of constraints remains ‘Very High’ on the newly constructed BRT, followed by ‘High’ constraints on the informal paratransit mode, ‘Qinqui’. Whereas the Suzuki and Wagon modes coverage remains maximum and they carry relatively lower level of constraints. In this context, an inclusive urban mobility largely depends on a proactive approach by management authorities to minimize these constraints through a number of initiatives including integration of modes, improvements of the quality of service and condition of vehicle, and by facilitating the mobility of women and non-motorized travellers.
DescriptionSustainable and Inclusive Urban Transport
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/234287
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dc.contributor.authorADEEL, M-
dc.contributor.authorYeh, AGO-
dc.contributor.authorZhang, F-
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-14T07:00:21Z-
dc.date.available2016-10-14T07:00:21Z-
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.identifier.citationTransport and Communications Bulletin for Asia and the Pacific, 2016, v. 85, p. 33-44-
dc.identifier.issn0252-4392-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/234287-
dc.descriptionSustainable and Inclusive Urban Transport-
dc.description.abstractUrban transport in Pakistan is characterized by the coexistence of formal and informal transit services. While urban transport is deregulated and - somehow – multimodal in the country, the transport service providers often compete with each other within their particular constrains and their equilibrium defines the overall landscape of urban accessibility. With examples from the cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, the paper discusses three broad constraints on the urban modes of transportation, namely regulatory, spatial and demand related constraints, using a number of important system characteristics. Results show that the overall level of constraints remains ‘Very High’ on the newly constructed BRT, followed by ‘High’ constraints on the informal paratransit mode, ‘Qinqui’. Whereas the Suzuki and Wagon modes coverage remains maximum and they carry relatively lower level of constraints. In this context, an inclusive urban mobility largely depends on a proactive approach by management authorities to minimize these constraints through a number of initiatives including integration of modes, improvements of the quality of service and condition of vehicle, and by facilitating the mobility of women and non-motorized travellers.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherUnited Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.unescap.org/publications-
dc.relation.ispartofTransport and Communications Bulletin for Asia and the Pacific-
dc.subjectTransport-
dc.subjectAccessibility-
dc.subjectPakistan-
dc.subjectBRT-
dc.subjectQingqi-
dc.titleTowards an Inclusive Public Transport System in Pakistan-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailYeh, AGO: hdxugoy@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailZhang, F: fzhang78@HKUCC-COM.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityYeh, AGO=rp01033-
dc.identifier.authorityZhang, F=rp01037-
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dc.identifier.hkuros267380-
dc.identifier.volume85-
dc.identifier.spage33-
dc.identifier.epage44-
dc.publisher.placeThailand-

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