ADOPTION OF INTEGRATED TRANSPORT SYSTEM FOR SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

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A Aderibigbe

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The importance of addressing urban mobility problems is increasingly being emphasized in the Fourth Industrial Era. This shift towards creating a smart and inclusive cities represents a major milestone towards improving policies and urban mobility processes in both developed and developing cities. One approach to tackle this is the adoption of an integrated active/public transport system for urban mobility. Building on this, the study reviewed the need for an integrated transport system and means to achieve a safe, efficient, accessible, and affordable transport system for all members of society. The study revealed that good modal interchanges are central to creating a better transport network aimed at improving the transportation planning of a country. To achieve this, a well-planned and integrated transport infrastructure and services are needed and should be provided to facilitate and enhance smart mobility for all members of the society irrespective of their status or spatial location. Without planning and investment in better interchanges, the absence of affordable, efficient, and easy to use alternatives will mean those with access to a private car continue to rely on them while those without it will continue to be doubly disadvantaged by the negative social and environmental impacts of over-reliance on private cars. Thus, there is a clear and pressing need for better

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