Curitiba - an ideal city of buses

By Goh Ban Lee

August 2010 VOICE IN THE CROWD
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The standard of urban living nowadays is largely judged by public transport standards. Where public transport is found wanting, private ownership of cars goes up, creating problems of parking, pollution, traffic jams and road deaths. George Town has a lot to learn from others, such as Brazil's Curitiba.LIKE MOST CITIES, George Town has traffic problems. This is illogical as the city has less people today than say, 40 years ago. The population of George Town was about 261,800 in 1970,...

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Goh Ban Lee

is a senior research fellow in the Penang Institute.


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