10046Re: [carfree_cities] BRT courses in Yogyakarta BAQ 2006
- Dec 4, 2006
> Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is an innovative approach to solve the=v= Here in the United States, BRT serves to usurp LRT. Indeed,
> problems of public transport in the developing cities. Cities
> such as Curitiba, Bogotá and Jakarta have largely benefited
> by implementing BRT.
its very name is an attempt to convince people that they can
have the benefits of LRT with a bus system. (This is only true
if you pretend that the many benefits of rail don't exist.)
All BRT "success stories" in the U.S. involve BRT running on
former LRT routes.
=v= Curitiba has moved on beyond BRT to demanding an upgrade
to rail. Why is it, then, that its BRT system continues to be
touted as a be-all and end-all for other parts of the world?
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