'Door To Door'
We call on the Ministry of Transportation to emphasize the entire "door-to-door" journey, and work daily to promote flexible transportation, walking and biking paths, shaded waiting areas, and more.
In other parts of the world, countries and municipalities are working to create PT networks that are coordinated and work together to increase multi-modal connectivity and decrease trip times. The solution might be bike path networks that connect to stations and provide infrastructure that make parking or transfer easy, increasing departure frequencies whenever possible, or providing flexible, Service On Demand options that operate on a demand only basis.
When it comes to transport planning and strategies, the government should take on a more holistic approach and consider the entire trip, or the “door-to-door” journey. At times, just the length of time it takes to reach the nearest station is more than the length of the trip on public transport. Sometimes, it’s not possible to easily transfer between modes because stations are located far apart or are inaccessible. Intermodal connectivity and accessibility to transport stations and hubs are integral in decreasing “door-to-door” travel times.
What Are We Doing to Promote “Door-to-Door” Planning?
• Launching media campaigns.
• Raise the issue with the relevant decision makers and demand solutions.
• Working with Service On Demand operators on a daily basis to improve and expand service.
• Promoting the improvement and addition of bus lines to train stations.
• Working with environmental organizations to add bike paths in cities.