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Multimodal networks

When multiple transport lines are linked up into large multimodal networks, the result is greater than the sum of the parts. The larger network enables longer multi-modal journeys in addition to the shorter trips made within individual systems. By making intermodal transfers quick and convenient, cities can encourage more travelers to take advantage of the multi-modal possibilities. This session seeks to address the following questions:

  • What challenges and solutions in getting car drivers to use public transport for at least part of their innercity trips?;
  • What are some key factors of success in a multimodal junctions/terminals or nodes?; and
  • What recommendations can you make in terms of planning for successful multimodals networks? 
Office presentation icon Towards multimodal networks in the land ‘down under’ John Bartlett, Transport for NSW, Sydney, Australia 
Office presentation icon Objective and Subjective Security of Passengers in Public Transport Matthias Mueth, Hamburg-Consult GmbH, Hamburg, Germany