Monday, March 26, 2012

Identifying and using low-cost and quickly implementable ways to address freight-system mobility constraints


TRB’s National Cooperative Freight Research Program (NCFRP) Report 7: Identifying and Using Low-Cost and Quickly Implementable Ways to Address Freight-System Mobility Constraints explores standardized descriptions of the dimensions of the freight transportation system, identifies freight mobility constraints in a multimodal context, highlights criteria for low-cost and quickly implementable improvements to address the constraints, and includes a software tool to help decision makers in evaluating constraints and selecting appropriate improvements.

The software tool is available for download in a .zip format. A user guide for the software is also available for download.

Project: Project Information
E-Newsletter Type: Recently Released TRB Publications
TRB Publication Type: NCFRP Report

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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Compendium of best practices on motorcycle and scooter safety


Tuk Tuks at Peru

For information about vehicle numbers, population, helmet wearing rates and road user deaths for each APEC member economy, visit the Economies page. Click on each Economy name for details specific to that economy.

To read about important issues and contributing factors to serious crashes, injuries and deaths of motorcycle and scooter users, as identified by APEC economies, visit the Issues page.

To learn about countermeasures to improve motorcycle safety, as well as strategy development and how to evaluate programs, visit the Safety Interventions page.

To see examples of treatments and programs implemented by APEC member economies, visit the Case Studies page.

Useful links and selected references are located on the Links page.

More information about this Compendium, a glossary of terms and acronyms used, and links to download the Report to APEC and Literature Review on which this Compendium is based, can be found on the About page.

Check: Chile, Mexico and Peru

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Estudio de factibilidad para metro de Lima, Perú

Marzo 2012

Con motivo de la necesidad de un sistema de transporte urbano masivo integrado para cubrir la demanda del Área Metropolitana de Lima Callao, de casi 9 millones de habitantes hoy y 12 millones previstos para 2030, el Gobierno francés aportó su apoyo a la Municipalidad Metropolitana de Lima con un estudio de factibilidad de una línea de metro expreso subterráneo financiado por una donación de cerca de 1 millón de dólares (670 774 euros). Este estudio ha sido realizado por las empresas de ingeniería SYSTRA e INGEROP, ambas reconocidas a nivel mundial. Se basa en un análisis de las necesidades de movilidad de Lima a largo plazo y propone una línea de metro expreso en el eje Norte Sur, el eje más cargado en cuanto a pasajeros en toda la aglomeración. El estudio fue presentado en el marco del Seminario "Una gran línea de Metro Expreso Subterráneo Norte-Sur. Futuro del transporte urbano masivo de Lima", el 21 de marzo de 2012 organizado por la embajada de Francia en el Perú.

En las noticias

Press release embajada de Francia

Press release Municipalidad de Lima

Brochure del estudio

Resumen ejecutivo del estudio de factibilidad (46 MB)

Video animación (7 minutos)

Mapa del proyecto

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Auditing public transport accessibility in New Zealand

C. O'Fallon
Pinnacle Research & Policy Ltd, Wellington
NZ Transport Agency research report 417
October 2010

The purpose of this research project was to review international best practice for auditing public transport (PT) accessibility and to develop and pilot a New Zealand-specific PT accessibility audit methodology.

The accessibility audit takes a whole-of-journey approach to accessibility, thus incorporating the following elements:

  • accessing information about the services
  • getting to the service
  • paying for the service (access to information about the cost of the service and the physical ability to project)
  • getting on board
  • 'enjoying the ride'
  • getting to the final destination (including ensuring that services in the network take people where they want to go, when they want to be there)
  • making the return trip.

Auditing the accessible journey means that all the steps needed for a person to get from their home to their destination and then home again are regarded as linked and of equal importance. If one link is broken or inadequate, the whole journey becomes impractical or impossible.

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