Guangzhou Bus Rapid Transit System, 2004–2010
This is a Project. It was designed by Guangzhou Municipal Engineering Design and Research Institute (GMEDRI), Su Zequn, Zhang Guangning, The People’s Government of Guangzhou Municipality, Pedro Szasz, Edgar Sandoval, Derek Trusler and Remi Jeanneret. It is dated 2004–2010.
The recent population increase in Guangzhou, China, and resulting increase in traffic congestion led the city and its agencies to design a new high-capacity public-transit system, the Guangzhou Bus Rapid Transit (GBRT). The sustainable system features dedicated bus lanes and infrastructure improvements; intermodal integration with subway lines and a bike-sharing system; and a pre-ticketing smart card reduce boarding time. Its bus routes link the city center to the fast-growing eastern section of the city, twenty poorer urban villages, and business and residential areas. This model transportation system, built with minimal infrastructure investment in a short period of time, can be transferred to other cities around the world.
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