Developing Bus Rapid Transit
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Developing Bus Rapid Transit

The Value of BRT in Urban Spaces

Edited by Fiona Ferbrache

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is a popular mode of sustainable public urban transit given dedicated focus in this timely collection. The effects of BRT are examined in-depth through a range of case studies from cities across six continents, including analysis of BRT planning, implementation, operation, performance and impacts. The contributions from academics and non-academic experts on BRT are framed more broadly within the concept of value and how urban transport investment has and can be valued by and for society.
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Chapter 15: Conclusion

Fiona Ferbrache

Abstract

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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