The Value of BRT in Urban Spaces
Edited by Fiona Ferbrache
Chapter 15: Conclusion
Bus rapid transit (BRT) is emphasized as a popular mode of public transit given in-depth analysis in several cities across six continents: Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, Oceania and South America. The value of ‘bottom-up’ grounded analysis is captured as a way of gaining rich insight to the specificity of BRT in particular urban spaces. Beyond this, the way in which BRT has been valued in complex and multifaceted ways is presented relating to social wellbeing, city image, transit-oriented aesthetics, ecology, urban development and environmental effects. This raises broader conceptual questions about the valuation of transport infrastructure investment more generally.
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