What future does the bus have? Disruptors take all the glory and attention, but fundamental user needs are unlikely to change significantly. This is a presentation we have exploring these topics at the BRT UK Conference in Birmingham on 21st November 2018.
What future for BRT?
James Gleave – Mobility Policy Lab
The Mobility Policy
We help you to create user-centred mobility policies that are fit for
the future, and help you to test them.We help you to identify
strategies and solutions that meet user needs, are fit for the future,
and are effective.
The disruptors are useful and may have a
big impact, but are not everything
Climate ChangeFuture Governance Co-opetition Social Innovation Sharing revolution
New Leaders Energy market A.I. & RoboticsInvestmentNew business model
Some things (are likely to) remain the
to get around
Who pays the bill? There will always
be a demand for
What is the future mobility challenge?
How to improve our
quality of life?
How do we tackle
How do we respond
Improving quality of life
Women commute less than men, but
are more affected by stress on the
People who commute by bus are
more likely to be stressed than
people using other modes.
People who commute between 1
hour and 1 hour 30 minutes are the
Tackling climate change
Now 50 years25 years
Phased out CO2
emissions from vehicles
Cut all transport carbon
emissions by 40%
Responding to urbanisation
68% of people will live
in urban areas in 2050
Cities are striving for
meets city objectives.
The new case for BRT
More people use it
emissions and better
Business case for
• Solving challenges is a great
start, but not enough;
• Cultural challenges are difficult,
but not impossible;
• Infrastructure is the ultimate
• Put user needs first.