4. Developing the Plan - SPAD

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4. Developing the Plan - SPAD

Figure 5.6: The First and Last MileFirst mileLast mile• Walk• WalkBUS and/or RAIL• Park & ride• Pick-up /drop-off pointPublic TransportPublic TransportO O D DSome walking isrequired to beout of homeSome (or no)walking is neededto reach thenearest stops /stationsSome walking toboard / alight frompublic transportNetwork and integration facilitatehop-on and hop-off public transportSome (or no)walking is neededagain to reach thenearest place ofdestinationsSome walking isrequired toenter place ofdestinationsFocus on network integration, pedestrian friendly(including cyclist), distance, safety, enjoyableO : OriginD : Destination: Short walk (about 50m or less except within main transport terminal): Transit point from one public transport to another (if need be)The integration requires:A network of feeder bus services to provide linkages to stationsGood interchange facilities between modes to reduce the „barrier‟ of changingmodesFacilities should include systems to provide real time passenger information on theavailability of bus and rail servicesStations should provide local information (maps) to show local facilities, and accessroutesEasy access routes should be provided including consideration of covered footwayswhere appropriate but should include road- crossing facilities either at-grade orabove/ below groundStations and their accesses should be secure with adequate lighting and close circuitsecurity systemsStations should provide cycle and motorcycle parking facilitiesIntegrated ticket systems should be introduced to allow users to use one ticket/smart-card which can be used on all modesTransit Oriented Developments (TOD) should be encouraged to allow housing andcommercial developments close to the stations which will encourage use of publictransportPage 54

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