Presentation on theme: "SUSTAINABILITY CONCEPTS IN TRANSPORT SECTOR/ OPTIONS AND BENEFITS"— Presentation transcript:
1 SUSTAINABILITY CONCEPTS IN TRANSPORT SECTOR/ OPTIONS AND BENEFITS Media Sensitization Seminar onTransport Sector and Related Issues in PakistanMonday, December 23rd, 2013,KarachiDr. Mir Shabbar AliProfessor (Transportation Engineering)DEPARTMENT OF URBAN AND INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEERINGNED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi
2 Presentation covers Understanding of sustainable transport Analysis of urban travel in KarachiPublic Transport optionsRecommendations
3 A sustainable transportation system is one that: EnvironmentEconomyEquityAllows the basic access needs of individuals to be met safely and in a manner consistent with human and ecosystem health, and with equity within and between generations.
4 A sustainable transportation system is one that: EnvironmentEconomyEquityIs affordable, operates efficiently, offers choice of transport mode, and supports a vibrant economy.
5 The Accessibility approach Increased speed can result in a proportionally larger increase in accessible area.Implications:• More and faster travel increases accessibility.• Congestion can limit accessibility by a particular mode.• Efforts to increase automobility can reduce other forms of accessibility.
7 Urban Land UseA sustainable transportation system minimizes the use of land.Transport uses land directly (roads, driveways, transport corridors, parking)Personal transport allows low-density development of urban areas ->urban sprawl.Low residential densities make it economically impossible to justify public transit…-> the cycle of car dependency increases.
8 Percentage Traveling Mode People use public transport (Bus/Minibus) is 60%.
9 Percent Distribution of Average Monthly Income Levels of Families Income (Rs)
10 Percentage Monthly Traveling Expenditure vs Traveling Mode 10% of income spent for transportation⇒ Target for Tariff of any Transport
11 Trip Start Time vs Trip Generation Rate on Typical weekday Total Population = 12,094,629, Total Trips = 24,227,337, Ave. Trip number =2.003OFF PEAK3 peaks in a day. Half of the all trip generates in the morning. Off peak promotion should be considered.
12 The Karachi Experience: Chinqui a form of Transit System
13 Some town are forced longer time trip (esp. Bin Qasim & Baldia towns)
14 Major Flow of Citizen Super Highway Sohrab Goth Air Port Quaidabad M.W.TowerSohrab GothQuaidabadMaikolachiKorangiAir PortSuper HighwayMajor Flow of Citizen
15 Top 6 Major Route 2nd 1th 4th 3rd 6th 5th City is expanding especially toward North. Shahrah-e-Faisal is also still busy.6th5th
16 CITY Corridor PlanCorridor 3>2>4>5>1>6 will be the new priority order
17 Strong Relationship of Town to Town Industrial AreaStrong Relationship of Town to TownAirportPort AreaPort Qasim
18 Road Sections with more than 100,000 Vehicles/Day
19 Top 20 Road Sections in terms of Traffic Volume
20 Urban public transport options The RTA deployed a number of deluxe coaches w/c had been procured last year from a leading UAE based company at a cost of AED 128 million. Seeking to increase the percentage of trips to 30% with options of high quality,reasonable cost and wide geographical to beat the demand for private vehicles.
21 LAMATA BRT Buses – Ojota Depot LAMATA Bus Shelter – Ilupeju Bus Rapid TransitPremium transit using rubber tire vehiclesDedicated running wayFewer stops than local busDistinct stations, vehicles, and systemsAllows flexibility to operate multiple routesLAMATA BRT Buses – Ojota DepotLAMATA Bus Shelter – Ilupeju
22 Streetcar or Light Rail Transit Street Car or Light Rail Vehicle: An electrically propelled rail vehicle operated singly or in trains on shared, semi exclusive, or exclusive right-of-way
23 Fixed Guide way Vehicles Automated guide way small and medium-sized vehicles that operate fully automatically on guideways with exclusive rights-of-wayTypically on a loop or as a shuttle within central business districts, airports or other high activity centers
24 Light Rail Transit Modern version of traditional streetcars May operate alongside auto, rail trafficReduces costsIncreases travel timeStations 1∕3-1½ miles apart
25 Heavy RailThe term heavy rail is often used for regular rail, to distinguish from systems such as light rail, monorail, Street car etc.Heavy rail typically refers to the standard inter-city rail network, which is built to be robust enough for heavy and high-speed trains, including freight trains, and long distance passenger trains.
26 Commuter Rail Transit Similar to passenger railroad service Existing railroads with improvementsSidingsAdditional tracksLong-distance commutingStations 1½ -5 miles apart
27 Thank you Dr. Mir Shabbar Ali Professor (Transportation Engineering) Chairman Department of Urban and Infrastructure EngineeringNED University of Engineering and TechnologyUniversity Road, Karachi-PakistanPhone: (92-21) Ext 2354Fax: (92-21)