Urban development impacts of bus rapid transit in Colombia: challenges and opportunities

Erik Vergel-Tovar, William F. Camargo

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Abstract

More than 200 cities in the world are implementing bus rapid transit (BRT) systems nowadays but empirical evidence on urban development impacts of this type of mass transit system is still limited. The study of land-use and development impacts of BRT requires a time frame that allows changes on the built environment as a result of accessibility benefits introduced by BRT systems. Since the implementation of the BRT system in Bogotá in 2000, the national government of Colombia has been promoting this type of mass transit system in large and medium-size cities, but few studies have examined urban development impacts of BRT systems in the country through a systematic approach. This chapter examines land-use and development impacts of BRT in five cities by looking at planning, implementation and operation stages and the role played by public and private actors in the urban development outcomes related to BRT investments. The analysis examines changes on land use and built-up areas along BRT corridors in Bogotá, Pereira, Cali, Barranquilla and Bucaramanga in order to determine the capacity of BRT systems to promote transit-oriented development and the factors that explain these urban development outcomes in terms of challenges and opportunities.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDeveloping Bus Rapid Transit The Value of BRT in Urban Spaces
Subtitle of host publicationTransport, Mobilities and Spatial Change
EditorsFiona Ferbrache
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
ISBN (Electronic)978 1 78811 091 4
ISBN (Print)978 1 78811 090 7
StatePublished - Jan 25 2019

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Vergel-Tovar, E., & Camargo, W. F. (2019). Urban development impacts of bus rapid transit in Colombia: challenges and opportunities. In F. Ferbrache (Ed.), Developing Bus Rapid Transit The Value of BRT in Urban Spaces: Transport, Mobilities and Spatial Change Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd..
Vergel-Tovar, Erik ; Camargo, William F. / Urban development impacts of bus rapid transit in Colombia: challenges and opportunities. Developing Bus Rapid Transit The Value of BRT in Urban Spaces: Transport, Mobilities and Spatial Change. editor / Fiona Ferbrache. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., 2019.
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Developing Bus Rapid Transit The Value of BRT in Urban Spaces: Transport, Mobilities and Spatial Change. ed. / Fiona Ferbrache. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., 2019.

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