City-HUBs : sustainable and efficient urban transport by Andres Monzon-de-Caceres, Floridea Di Ciommo

By Andres Monzon-de-Caceres, Floridea Di Ciommo

"This City-HUBs e-book specializes in the layout of 'sustainable and effective interchanges', aiming to supply assistance and proposals to allow seamless mobility, shuttle potency, consumer delight and superior functionality of the interchange. the most quandary is to make sure that each person are given equivalent possibilities for attaining their vacation spot, to optimise interconnections among replacement modes in the Read more...

summary: "This City-HUBs e-book makes a speciality of the layout of 'sustainable and effective interchanges', aiming to supply suggestions and proposals to permit seamless mobility, shuttle potency, person delight and greater functionality of the interchange. the most obstacle is to make sure that everyone are given equivalent possibilities for attaining their vacation spot, to optimise interconnections among substitute modes within the journey and, whilst, ameliorate interchange house utilisation and integration within the urban context"--Provided via writer

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Station owners and managers can generate revenues from renting space. Revenue generation from interchange activities could lead to a significant funding stream to support maintenance and operation costs. 3 Interchange users Passengers’ decision-making processes are complex and influenced by their own personal characteristics and needs. It is important to understand them in order to be able to provide better services and prioritise actions for improvement. Interchanges are the ‘principal shop window’ for the public transport system and, as such, the impression they give will be a major influence on perceptions of public transport (Terzis and Last 2000).

1 Travel time The main inconvenience in intermodal travelling is caused by changing modes and waiting at interchanges, which represent barriers to ‘seamless journeys’. Research literature suggests that these barriers, also known as the Why interchanges? 25 interchange penalty, dissuade people from making use of multimodal transport, particularly between different forms of public transport (Wardman and Hine 2000; Hine and Scott 2000; Crockett et al. 2004; Preston et al. 2006; Di Ciommo et al. 2009).

2009). The interchange penalty comes as a result of the extra time required to make a connecting journey while waiting for the connection to the next mode, which is also tied heavily to the risk of missing a connection and the perceived hindrance associated with the inconvenience and discomfort of the interchange. This penalty is expressed in higher weights that people assign to waiting and walking times in comparison with in-vehicle time. 5). 5 Waiting time at the interchange: St. Pancras Station, London, United Kingdom (a), and Oslo bus terminal, Vaterland, Norway (b).

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