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Metros: The backbone of mobile communities and sustainable cities

  • Modal shift
  • Sustainability
  • Urban mobility
Introduction

Searching for reasons to integrate metros in your city? Then look no further…

Originally designed to combat congestion in crowded cities, metro systems have confirmed their powerful attraction for politicians, the business community and even the travelling public. Metros have demonstrated their remarkable ability to help accommodate population growth with minimum negative externalities, foster economic development and enhance quality of life. Metros are an effective long-term commitment and investment to deliver sustainable, resilient and smart cities.

Considering an average occupancy of 1.3 passengers per car, metros remove the equivalent of 133 million cars from city streets every single day.
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