Transport in modern cities


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Modern cities are very low density. People prefer to have space around them. It is good for the children and you have more privacy than in highrise buildings.

The consequence is, that travel patterns are very diffuse both in time and in space. People are traveling from everywhere to everywhere and at the time they choose to travel. This makes it extremely difficult to transport people with traditional transit. Normally people are not willing to walk more than 400 m to a station, so a Light Rail system will only appeal to a minor part of the travelors. In the figure the grey lines are the demands, the red lines (10%) are the demands that can be met by the Light Rail system.

A Dual Mode system like RUF is able to cover widespread cities. For that reason it is a better alternative to the car than traditional transit.

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