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Reinventing Transport

May 7, 2020

Metro Manila depends on informal, lightly-regulated public transport which now faces a catastrophe as a result of this pandemic.

The Mobility Coalition, an alliance of eight Metro Manila transport advocacy groups, has ideas on what to do. 

Paul Barter spoke with Robie Siy who is active in the Mobility Coalition and who...

Nov 5, 2019

Cities need bus improvement champions - 'heavyweights' even. 

For Reinventing Transport this time around I discussed bus improvements with public transport planning veteran Colin Brader of ITP.  

Colin has worked on numerous public transport projects around the world and is one of the authors of the 2019 EBRD...

Sep 10, 2019

Where in the world is urban growth mainly outward onto new land? Where is it mostly upward in the form of taller buildings? 

These questions (and others) are tackled in a unique way by the important World Resources Institute (WRI) working paper, Upward and Outward Growth: Managing Urban Expansion for More...

Jul 30, 2019

If you care about promoting public transport, you need to understand the key choices about organising and regulating it. They shape the industry and they really matter.

This edition shares the key alternatives and gives a sense of what's at stake. The focus is buses but most of the ideas also apply more...

Jul 3, 2019

Minimum parking requirements are under siege and that is a very good thing. 

This episode examines parking minimums and the pushes in many cities to abolish them.

It does so with the help of excerpts from my other site and podcast, Reinventing...