Innovating urban public transport: some recent developments in the Netherlands [chapter]

R. van der Heijden, R. Argiolu, I. Bos, V. Marchau
<span title="2005-12-05">2005</span> <i title="WIT Press"> Advances in City Transport </i> &nbsp;
Authorities of urban areas are faced with growing traffic and environmental problems due to an ever-increasing use of cars within the urban area. The challenge is to limit and guide car use. The search for innovative strategies to cope with this challenge in the Netherlands focuses on the integration of three policy ingredients. These are: (a) influencing travel behaviour by offering seamless multi-mobility services, (b) the application of advanced information-and telecommunication technology
more &raquo; ... d (c) the spatial concentration of new economic and residential developments along high quality public transport axes. This chapter discusses these ingredients separately and describes a project in the Dutch city of Eindhoven where these ingredients come together. The project, called 'Phileas' is a public transport service based on a fully new developed semi-automated bus on a network of dedicated lanes, offering a high level of information to the travellers and connecting new spatial developments by this public transport network.
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