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Restructuring public transport through Bus Rapid TransitAn international and interdisciplinary perspective$
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Juan Carlos Munoz and Laurel Paget-Seekins

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781447326168

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447326168.001.0001

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Institutional design and regulatory frameworks

Institutional design and regulatory frameworks

Chapter:
(p.73) Five Institutional design and regulatory frameworks
Source:
Restructuring public transport through Bus Rapid Transit
Author(s):

Rosário Macário

Maria Spandou

Luis Neves Filipe

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447326168.003.0005

The success of a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) implementation depends from various elements acting simultaneously and this is where complexity is born. Lack of consistency between these elements will inevitably lead the system to underperformance or even blockage. The implementation of a BRT can be the opportunity to ensure smooth mobility chains contemplating the integration of walking and cycling with motorised modes and enhancing the overall quality of the urban space and of the multimodal network serving the city and the accessibility of those spaces. This chapter addresses the main elements related to the institutional, regulatory and organisational setting underlying an urban mobility system and having direct responsibility in the performance of the overall system. A BRT is considered a component of the urban mobility system and thus affected by its symbiotic characteristic and interactions. The work provides a decision framework and the guidelines for evaluation of policy packages for BRT implementation.

Keywords:   organisational framework, policy packages, urban mobility

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