This project is concerned with the interface between existing and potential passengers and urban public transport systems. The accessibility of public transport and the quality of interchange (two distinct functions of the passenger interface) are crucial factors affecting the overall attractiveness of public transport. Increased public transport share of travel is essential to the long-term well-being of most urban areas, as is encouragement of more sustainable modes such as cycling and walking. Interest in the subject of passenger interface with public transport has grown over the last few years. GUIDE is an international group including a number of large public transport operators in capitals and major cities across Europe. It has been formed in order to:
- identify and summarise European research carried out on passenger interface issues;
- establish a framework for collaborative research amongst European urban public transport providers and planners on topics concerned with improving the passenger interface;
- assess best practice in functional specification and design aspects of the passenger interface, by peer group review of selected case studies;
- disseminate the outputs from these activities through publications, the preparation of an illustrated best practice guide, and a European seminar of interested parties.
The principal benefits of the project will be increased awareness of the importance of interface issues, co-ordination of the research activities of many leading players and rapid implementation of best practice through the active involvement of many major public transport operators.
The sites for Case Studies include:
Athens, Birmingham, London, Manchester, Paris and Cities in The Netherlands where organisations belonging to the Group are involved in the provision and planning of public transport services.
PIRATE, MIMIC, ADONIS, WALCYNG, AQUAFOR and CATRIV Intermodality Task Force
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
M60 1HX Manchester
SW1H 0BD London
3511 EP Utrecht
B19 3SD Birmingham