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The Role Of Public Transport To Populous Cities -the Case Of Athens

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SPD030691

Volume

67

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

523.21 kb

Author(s)

B. Stefanis, D. Dimitriou, N. Ilias & E. Gyftaki

Abstract

The role of public transport to populous cities - the case of Athens B. Stefanis, D. Dimitriou, N. Ilias & E. Gyftaki Department of Civil Engineering Transportation Sector, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece Abstract The transport management, the distribution of time, the sequences to the environment and the urban regeneration affect the existing quality of life to the big cities. The role of public transport (metro lines - trams - busses) to upgrade lifestyle in big cities is extremely important because public transportation systems are friendly to the environment and they have the capability to transfer a huge number of passengers. In this paper we will examine the principles both to the transport planning and to the transport policy that should be applied to cities with saturate roads, such as Athens. In the city of Athens (about 4 millions habitants) it is noticed huge upsurge in traffic and a lot of problems of traffic and parking management. It will be determined the role of public t

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