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Public transportation keeps us moving! . Peter Pels, member of the Provincial Parliament of Flevoland; chairman of the parliamentary committee on issues related to mobility and employment. Flevoland, an introduction. Flevoland is a Dutch province with appr. 400.000 inhabitants

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public transportation keeps us moving
Public transportation keeps us moving!
  • Peter Pels,member of the Provincial Parliament of Flevoland; chairman of the parliamentary committee on issues related to mobility and employment.
flevoland an introduction
Flevoland, an introduction
  • Flevoland is a Dutch province with appr. 400.000 inhabitants
  • Annual growth approx. 10.000 inhabit.
  • Rural identity
  • Centrally located in Europe
new towns and villages
New towns and villages
  • Almere
  • Lelystad
  • Emmeloord
  • Dronten
  • Zeewolde
  • Urk (> 1,000 years old)
  • A number of villages
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Prognoses

Almere, fastest growing new town in Europe

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Much of the planned infrastructure around Almere has never been built: the IJmeer-coonection is important missing link
connections
Connections
  • Motorways (A6 + A27)
  • Railway A’dam-Lelystad
  • Railway Lelystad-Utrecht
  • N23 (new regional road)
  • Hanzelijn (new railway, 2012)
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Mobility: some challenges
  • Growth of population
  • Shortage of employment: 90.000 commuters
  • Economic activity: 25.000 new jobs in the next years to come
  • Capacity infrastructure must be extended
  • A6 motorway and Flevo railway are to be doubled in capacity
  • Connecting Schiphol to Lelystad Airport
  • Lobby for new road en rail connections
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Public transportation: facts and figures
  • 5.9 million clients (individuals getting on a bus)
  • Together they travel 127 million kilometer a year
  • Cost effiency: 53%
  • Punctionality: 95%
  • Punishment for leaving to early or to late
  • Customer satisfaction: 7,3 (scale of 1-10)
  • Complaints: 1500 (0,1%)
  • Difference in peak and off peak hours
challenges for public transportation
Challenges for public transportation

Regional “Hubs” for public transport

Congestion in peak hour as a result of infrastructure overload

High use of public transportation (in Almere up tot 40%)

Any location can be reached by car and public transport.

Differentation of rates

Fight against Traffic Jam

New balance between New Towns and the rural area

Public/Private co-operation in public transport

different solutions on the same network
Different solutions on the same network
  • In rural areas regular bus services is complemented by collective transportation on demand
  • CTD is a system of -on demand- transportation from “door to door”.
  • You share a cab with more people and you have to order a cab at least one hour before you want to leave.
  • Almere: high capacity
  • 5 train stations
  • Unique system of bus lanes
  • Bus stop within 500 meters
  • High frequency busservice (3–7 min.)
  • In peak hours fast service to A’dam area
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‘No one lives or works on a station’
  • We need door-to-door solutions
  • The answer: smart public transport on demand
  • Superbus by Wubbo Ockels (Dutch former space-travellor)
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