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Blogue ATS: Revisiting public transport policies: the public bikes in Vilamoura, Portugal

O novo post do Blogue ATS intitulado “Revisiting public transport policies: the public bikes in Vilamoura, Portugal” é da autoria de Alexandra Bussler, doutoranda e assistente de investigação no Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa.

“In an era of increasing individualism and acceleration, where patience is rare and the better-faster-cheaper rules, urban citizens’ expectations towards public transport are changing. What counts seems to be velocity, convenience, flexibility, reliability. Instead of delayed or non-arriving buses, inconvenient operating times and adherence schemes, public transport should fulfil the needs of its users with increased network flexibility (possibility of switching across different means), accessibility (it has to be financially attractive) and availability (24/7).”