148 cities around the world have a metro system, adding up to nearly 540 metro lines, 9,000 stations and 11,000 kilometres of line infrastructure. Two-thirds of these systems are located in Asia and Europe, while Eurasia, Latin America and North America have roughly 10% each. The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region currently accounts for 4% of the world’s metro systems. Together, the world’s metro systems carry 150 million passengers per day, moving the rough equivalent of Bangladesh’s entire population, the 8th most populous country in the world (...)
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05/05/2014 | European Mobility Week 2014: Registrations open
The European Mobility Week 2014 under this year’s theme ‘Our streets, our choice’ is an excellent opportunity to promote sustainable mobility to citizens, enact a new measure related to better public transport, and to progress towards a more sustainable, efficient and pleasant mobility culture. Urban quality of life and re-allocating space from cars to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport users are the two most important aspects of this year’s theme. More information on the benefits of making better mobility choices and ways to successfully carry out activities and permanent measures related to this year's theme will be included in the forthcoming Thematic Guidelines. In 2013, 1900+ cities registered and since the start of the campaign in 2002 more than 8600 permanent measures have been enacted to make mobility in cities across Europe more sustainable.