Figure 4.28: C40 cities are planning to focus on buses to expand mass transit Top 10 mass transit actions for future expansion. Increase routes, frequency and night services Upgrade buses to increase accessibility Provide more bus shelters Switch buses to hybrid engines Priority lanes Increase the number of rail stations Improve station facilities Bus rapid transit Improve rail transit times Is your city taking action on improving rail, metro… High efficiency, ultra-low emission buses CNG
Number of cities planning to expand action Transformative (citywide)
Significant (across most of the city)
Pilot (being tested)
Proposed (awaiting final authorisation)
Based on responses from 49 cities.
Cities reported increasing routes, frequency and night services of buses as the most common area for future expansion.
The top 5 actions reported by cities all relate to buses, primarily delivering improvements to bus infrastructure and bus transit times.
More cities are switching to hybrid buses than are switching to high efficiency, ultra-low emission buses.
A quantitative study of efforts to reduce GHG emissions and improve urban resilience to climate change in C40 Cities