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BRT and the Future of Transit

A Guardian Cities article examines bus rapid transit—especially of the variety delivered by the likes Jaime Lerner and Enrique Peñalosa—on its merits as an "urban panacea."

Adam Greenfield has produced a ranging article about the history and current situation of bus rapid transit lines around the world, starting with the case for BRT made by former mayor of Bogotá

Enrique Peñalosa, who says his city is "one where the poor move about in cars [but] where even the rich use public transportation."

Greenfield takes a skeptical approach to the examination of BRTs in cities like Bogotá, Porto Alegre, Caracas, New Delhi, and New York City, but it's also an approach that acknowledges the enormous success of BRT systems in Latin America and its potential when implemented in its full form.

Full Story: Buses are the future of urban transport. No, really

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