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Webinar: Embarq Brasil and Rio - A partnership to implement a BRT network for the Olympics 2016


2013-07-26 webinar

2013-07-26 webinar

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  • 1. EMBARQ Brasil and Rio: a partnership to implement the BRT network Luis Antonio Lindau, PhD President Director, EMBARQ
  • 2. EMBARQ Network EMBARQ Brasil mission: Promote sustainable transport and urban mobility solutions to improve quality of life in Brazilian cities
  • 3. HIGH-CAPACITY BUSES WIDE DOORS FOR FAST BOARDING PLATFORM-LEVEL BUS FLOOR SAFE PEDESTRIAN ACCESS DEDICATED BUS LANES About BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) A safer, faster and more reliable alternative to conventional bus services PRE-BOARD PAYMENT TO SPEED BOARDING source: Bloomberg Philantrophies
  • 4. Mega-events in Rio
  • 5. Rio’s BRT System
  • 6. Integrated Transit Network 2010 source: SMTR Rio de Janeiro
  • 7. Integrated Transit Network 2012 source: SMTR Rio de Janeiro
  • 8. Integrated Transit Network 2014 source: SMTR Rio de Janeiro
  • 9. Integrated Transit Network 2016 source: SMTR Rio de Janeiro
  • 10. 2016 Rio’s BRT System 10 TransOeste TransBrasil TransOlímpica TransCarioca TransCarioca TransOeste TransOlímpica BRT Corridors Conections BRT - train BRT - bus BRT - BRT BRT - metro Internacional Airport Via Dutra (interstate highway)TransBrasil
  • 11. Rio’s BRT corridors Extension Number of stations/ terminals Estimated daily demand TRANSOESTE 63 km 57/3 220.000 TRANSCARIOCA 39 km 44/2 650.000 TRANSOLÍMPICA 23 km 12/2 130.000 TRANSBRASIL 32 km 26/5 1.000.000 TOTAL 157 km 139/12 2.000.000
  • 12. Rio’s BRT corridors TransOeste TransCarioca TransOlímpica TransBrasil
  • 13. Infrastructure Tunnel, viaducts, exclusive bridges Overtaking at most stations
  • 14. Stations Safe access and universal accessibility Real-time information Low energy consumption Security cameras On-level boarding Picture by SMTR Rio de Janeiro Pictures by Mariana Gil/EMBARQ Brasil
  • 15. Buses High-capacity buses Regular and express services Real-time information inside buses Communication with operational control center GPS tracking Digital TV
  • 16. Operation Control Center
  • 17. TransOeste Inauguration: June 6th, 2012 “This is the first BRT of a series that is coming. It's a cultural change in the way of traveling around the city.” Eduardo Paes, Mayor of Rio de Janeiro
  • 18. EMBARQ Brasil contribution to Rio’s BRT EMBARQ BRT Simulator Strategic alignment Road safety audits Public health assessment Marketing for BRT BRT experience: press missions
  • 19. EMBARQ BRT Simulator Evaluate the performance of BRT corridors being proposed for the 2016 Olympic Games
  • 20. Objective: estimate BRT capacity to handle the Olympic Games identify the potential for increasing BRT performance Ligação C T5 Barra-Lagoa
  • 21. BRT Barra-Lagoa (now part of TransOeste) Jardim Oceânico Pq. Bossa Nova Rocinha Downtown Extra Barra Shopping AlvoradaBarra Bali Rio Centro Demand 23,436 0 5,000 10,000 15,000 20,000 25,000 22238 22236 22802 22237 22240 22244 22246 22248 22801 22800 22250 22616 22614 22612 22610 22608 22711 Station Passengers/hour Boardings Alightings Load
  • 22. BRT T5 (now part of TransCarioca) 19302 pax/h 0 5.000 10.000 15.000 20.000 25.000 01-Alvorada 02-LourencoJorge 03-ViaParque 04-Polo 05-HospitalSarah 06-Autodromo 07-PedroCorreia 08-Curicica 09-PracaBandolin 10-ArroioPavuna 11-Schering 12-… 13-GusmaoLobo 14-Merck 15-AndreRocha 16-Taquara 17-MarechalBevilaquia 18-PracaAraciCabral 19-Tanque 20-Albano 21-PracaSeca 22-CapitaoMendes 23-PintoTelles 24-Campinho 25-Madureira 26-Mercadao 27-Otaviano 28-VilaQueiroz 29-VazLobo 30-Marambaia 31-VicenteCarvalho 32-Aquidauana 33-Lafaiete 34-PedroTaques 35-PracaDoCarmo 36-Guapore 37-Caja 38-Penha Stations Demanda total (Expressos + Paradores) (Barra-Centro) EMBA DESEM ACUM
  • 23. BRT T5 (now part of TransCarioca) Tested alternatives Slight adjustments in the corridor, with minimal additional costs => + 50% capacity
  • 24. TransOeste: simulating safety improvements Main safety recommendations (from road safety inspection): Lowering the speed limit to 60 km/h (37 mph) in urbanized sections Adding mid-block signalized crossings Improving signal timing to reduce pedestrian delays
  • 25. Capacity is constrained by station layouts Safety recommendations do not impact capacity TransOeste: simulating safety improvements Impact on passenger capacity
  • 26. Key finding: Magnitude of operational impacts negligible compared to safety benefits TransOeste: simulating safety recommendations Performance indicator Baseline With safety recommendations Change Source All crashes n/a n/a -12% to -30% Elvik and Vaa 2004; Duduta, Lindau, and Adriazola-Steil 2013 Operating speed 32 km/h 29.6 km/h -2.4 km/h Microsimulation Travel time 71 min 77 min + 6 min Microsimulation Speed variability 0.19 0.16 - 0.03 Microsimulation Capacity (pax/h/direction) 18,800 18,800 No impact Hidalgo et al. (2011)
  • 27. BRT TransBrasil Imposes a challenge in terms of peak hour demand Extension: 31 km 2 lines per direction in most part of the corridor 28 stations with bypass 4 terminals 60,000 pax/h/dir in the critical section Missões TerminalMargaridas Terminal Deodoro Terminal Santos Dumont Terminal
  • 28. BRT TransBrasil 2016
  • 29. BRT TransBrasil source: SMTR Rio de Janeiro
  • 30. Pictures by T. Lindau of TransMilenio 30
  • 31. Pictures by T. Lindau of TransMilenio 31
  • 32. Pictures by T. Lindau of TransMilenio
  • 33. Pictures by T. Lindau of TransMilenio 33
  • 34. BRT TransBrasil Need to optimize bus services: collaboration with PUC, Chile
  • 35. BRT TransBrasil + demand + demand Simulating the performance of alternative services & docking configurations
  • 36. BRT TransBrasil 0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400 Passengers Time Passengers waiting 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 Passengers Time Passengers waiting
  • 37. Return before Church Return after Church BRT TransBrasil Simulating alternative routes
  • 38. The importance for conducting a strategic alignment Wider Myopic Strategic Alignment
  • 39. Strategic Alignment Roadmap workshops for BRT implementation define opportunity and success map actors identify implementation risks develop a risk management strategy frame project and identify critical paths
  • 40. Strategic Alignment Roadmap framing workshops including risk assessment October 2010: BRT network August 2011: Phase I of TransOeste Foto Foto
  • 41. Road Safety Audits BRT TransCarioca, Phase I: 28 km AUDIT BRT TransOeste: 40 km AUDIT + INSPECTION
  • 42. Road Safety Recommendations To increase safety, EMBARQ proposed: SPEED REDUCTION PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS SIGNAL TIMING
  • 43. TransOeste: typical section at stations FLEXIBLE COTA FLEXIBLE COTA 5,15m7,00m TRAFFIC 7,00m Local TrafficSidewalk Sidewalk 7,00m BRT 7,00m BRT 7,00m TRAFFIC 7,00m Local Traffic source: SMTR Rio de Janeiro Road Safety Recommendations
  • 44. Road Safety Recommendations i.e., reduce speeds along av. das Américas
  • 45. Road Safety Recommendations i.e, improving fences at stations i.e., introducing lateral barriers at stations
  • 46. 1.3 million deaths/yr 3.2 million deaths/yr Mobility has big impact on public health 1.2 million deaths/yr Noise: stress, other diseases
  • 47. Public Health Assessment – BRT TransCarioca Road safety Air quality Physical activity & quality of life
  • 48. Public Health Assessment – Road safety Roadways where TransCarioca will be implemented Crash data (January 2008 to October 2010) All crashes: 2,781/yr Injury crashes: 562/yr (20% of total crashes) Injury crashes 60% vehicle crashes 30% pedestrian crashes Crash density (crash/km/yr) Highest on Av. Ayrton Senna = 110 crashes/km/yr
  • 49. Public Health Assessment – Road safety Recommendations Reduce speeds 50 km/h where pedestrian flow is high Prioritize pedestrians Higher quality sidewalks Safer transfer points between feeder lines and the BRT Guardrails on sidewalks and on islands to guide pedestrians Use of pedestrian signals Special attention near schools Implement speed reduction measures
  • 50. Public Health Assessment – Air quality Concentrations of air pollutants PM2.5 and NO2 at 3 fixed locations (current bus stops and future BRT stations) Mercadão de Madureira Vicente de Carvalho Penha PM2.5 inside buses
  • 51. Public Health Assessment – Air quality Results PM2.5 concentrations 89 52 122 67 0 25 50 75 100 125 0 4 8 12 16 20 24 μg/m3 hours Average inside buses Maximum concentration at Mercadão Madureira Average at stations 24-hour mean guideline of WHO Maximum on rainy days, windows closed - inside buses
  • 52. 34 51 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 0 4 8 12 16 20 24 μg/m3 hours Public Health Assessment – Air quality Results NO2 concentrations 24-hour mean guideline of WHO Average at stations Maximum concentration at Mercadão Madureira
  • 53. Public Health Assessment – Air quality Recommendations to improve air quality Adopt cleaner bus and fuel technologies Optimize feeder routes and services Plant trees and greenery along the corridor
  • 54. Public Health Assessment – Physical activity & Quality of Life Household survey 3,000 residents living within 500 m of 3 future BRT stations Madureira Vicente de Carvalho Penha
  • 55. Overall physical activity levels of residents along corridor (%) Public Health Assessment – Physical activity & Quality of Life *Leisure does not include sports and exercise **Levels of activity (min/week) as defined by WHO
  • 56. Physical activity (min/week) according to main mode of transport Public Health Assessment – Physical activity & Quality of Life
  • 57. Resident´s access to modes 34% to car 28% to bicycle 8% to motorcycle 19% satisfied with public spaces for bicycles 24% satisfied with conditions of sidewalks Public Health Assessment – Physical activity & Quality of Life
  • 58. Recommendations Provide high quality BRT enhanced security at stations safe and comfortable access to attract car users Improve quality of sidewalks Provide bike lanes and bike parking increase catchment area of BRT cycling as alternative to feeder buses Adequate environment in parks and public spaces promote physical activity increase desirability of neighborhood Public Health Assessment – Physical activity & Quality of Life
  • 59. BRT Marketing Workshop: How to Attract and Captivate Users Objective Share world’s best practices Encourage investments in marketing for BRT Step by step: how to develop a marketing plan
  • 60. Marketing for BRT Marketing plan based on EMBARQ’s manual: “From here to there”
  • 61. Globo TV, Brasil TV, Jornal Extra, CBN Radio, Bandeirantes TV, Record TV, Band News Radio, Jornal O Dia BRT Experience: press missions
  • 62. TransOeste: Satisfaction Survey 93% of passengers are satisfied with TransOeste 89% indicated speed as main advantage Source: Fetranspor - May, 2013
  • 63. Next Webinar How to design express services on a bus transit network? Presented by Homero Larrain, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile August 23rd, 2013 at 11am EDT Presenting how our design algorithm works and some results of its implementation on a simple network
  • 64. Thank you! Special thanks to a highly motivated and qualified team of partners, colleagues and collaborators