At the recent Polis-conference on the 6th and 7th of december in Brussels chairman Pex Langenberg underlined the importance of this European network of cities working together and sharing knowledge of sustainable urban mobility solutions.
As Excellent Cities we presented the new Public Transportplan 2040 for the chairman’s city of Rotterdam. In this plan higher frequencies and a road map to fully automated metro systems is introduced. The central railway-line will be more intensively used as third urban metro with higher frequencies and new stations in Feyenoord, Van Nelle and Kethel related to serve new development areas in the city. Faster and more frequent busservices, restructuration of the tramway-system and introduction of self-driving initiatives in public transport for the first and last mile are other new elements.
These interventions are necessary to create a sustainable system with enough capacity and financial efficiency to serve the fast growing city in 2040. Special attention has been taken to ment the growing social gap between the northern and southern part of the city. Therefore new multimodal river-crossings are announced in the new Public Transportplan 2040.