Today the quality of public transportation is judged according to ease of use. Users are now placed at the heart of the debate on transport, in accordance with the motto: “inform, educate and connect.” The relationship between the public transportation system and its users has gradually become a new field of innovation and experimentation.
Lyon: Transport 2.0
In Greater Lyon, new information technologies and communication have revolutionised travel. Lyon has created a website called OnlyMoov to facilitate public travel by all modes of transport (metro, bus, tram, bicycle, shared car), helping people to identify the various means of transportation available in their localities, to calculate the time of travel and to review the options to link with other modes of transportation, as well as providing information about hold-ups such as road works and other real-time delays. The objective is to generalise the use of public transport and “soft” modes of transportation, facilitating intermodality and thereby further reducing reliance on the car.
HCMC: Enhancing transportation safety
Road safety is a great challenge in terms of human life and economic value. The improvement of roads, the issue of regulations and the strengthening of communications on road safety are key milestones in the implementation of road safety policy. The improvement of public places (roads, sidewalks) also contributes by increasing the comfort of users, including pedestrians. The project to pedestrianise streets in the city centre is an excellent example.