As urbanisation continues to grow, it is crucial for our sector to help optimise limited urban spaces with the goal of building more liveable cities. Well-planned urban public transport systems offer more opportunities for city residents, including access to jobs, shops, schools and recreational activities. Public transport can create a culture of social inclusion and promote a socially active lifestyle for city dwellers.
Public transport is also naturally complementary to active modes: walking and cycling. Active modes should always be prioritised as a means of getting around in a city, being great for public health and innately releasing zero emissions.
Cities with efficient, integrated and accessible public transport systems furthermore eliminate the need for private car ownership and therefore can significantly reduce traffic congestion and air pollution.