Transport for today and tomorrow in Oulu: the importance of making travel easier

Josef Salpeter, VP Business Development, FARA AS, explains why forward-thinking transport solutions need to affect the public transport of today, not just tomorrow, and why it’s so crucial that operators, authorities and technology providers find a way to put sustainable, efficient transport front and centre to meet passenger requirements…

An increasing part of the population live in cities and urban areas. In fact, 80 per cent of the world’s future population of 9 billion is expected to live in urban areas by 2050. Transportation has already caused most large cities to be heavily congested and polluted. Some front runners have set ambitious goals for city centres to become virtually car-free, like Oslo and Madrid, but that is not reality for the majority and even the capitals of Norway and Spain still have quite a way to go.

Wherever people live, the accessibility and ease of going from A to B has a significant impact on people’s quality of life. The UN Sustainable Development Goals have highlighted the need for sustainable public transport in target 11.2: “By 2030, provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all.”

Read the full story at intelligenttransport.com.

Victoria Krisman is Interactive Media Specialist for the Intelligent Community Forum.
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