A sustainable future for the car-centric present
Implementing new technologies that diversify the current transport landscape is one recommendation recently made by PwC in their report on building sustainable transport infrastructure. Provided that the emphasis on sustainability is becoming part of our daily lives, there are many ways in which major urban centres are working towards getting as many cars (and therefore mass pollution and congestion) off the roads.
Many major cities are instead opting for better public transport and other methods of transportation to make cities more sustainable in the future.
For example, cities like Buenos Aires in South America and Lanzhou in China are taking on rapid bus transit lanes to reduce the number of cars taking up too many lanes, This works to create space for more efficient bus services. The introduction of this project in Buenos Aires in particular, according to the Institute of Transportation and Development Policy, created a system that included 17 stations, accommodated 11 bus lines which improved travel for over 200,000 passengers per day and cut travel times by over half.