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Berlin and Paris respectively include gold and silver in a top ten list dominated by European capitals. Only Melbourne (ten) and New York (eight) break the European monopoly when it comes to an average travel speed

From Paris to Berlin: European capitals dominate the list of & # 39; the world's FAST public transport systems – but London and New York don't reach the top five

  • Study of researchers from the Polytechnic University of Turin has ranked cities
  • The average speed was calculated using a comparison that took into account all factors
  • Berlin and Paris are respectively gold and silver in the top ten cities
  • Mexico City is at the bottom of the list with a docile speed of 2.4 km / h
  • London and New York were on the list at seven and eight respectively
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Public transport is increasingly becoming one of the most crucial forms of transport in the world, with most major cities having a huge network connecting millions.

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But for all their benefits and customs, they are often plagued by technical problems, delays and overcrowding.

Now researchers from the Polytechnic University of Turin have ranked the largest networks in the world to determine which ones move the fastest and to identify the slowest ones.

Berlin and Paris respectively include gold and silver in a top ten list dominated by European capitals.

Their average speed turned out to be 6.2 and 5.8 km / h, while Mexico City languished at the bottom of the list with a docile 2.4 km / h.

Only Melbourne (ten) and New York (eight) break the European monopoly when it comes to average travel speed.

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Berlin and Paris respectively include gold and silver in a top ten list dominated by European capitals. Only Melbourne (ten) and New York (eight) break the European monopoly when it comes to an average travel speed

Berlin and Paris respectively include gold and silver in a top ten list dominated by European capitals. Only Melbourne (ten) and New York (eight) break the European monopoly when it comes to an average travel speed

The study, published in Royal Society Open Science, thought London was number seven.

The English capital fell behind Berlin, Paris, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Athens and Prague.

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The top ten was completed by New York, Madrid and Melbourne.

The authors Indaco Biazzo, Bernardo Monechi and Vittorio Loreto write in the study: & # 39; In the last decades, the acceleration of urban growth has led to an unprecedented level of urban interactions and interdependence.

& # 39; This situation requires a significant effort from the scientific community to devise attractive and meaningful visualizations and accessible scenario simulation engines.

& # 39; The current paper contributes in this direction by offering general methods to evaluate accessibility in cities based on public transport data. & # 39;

AVERAGE SPEED ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN MAJOR CITIES
cityAverage speed (km / h)
Mexico City2,378139009
San Diego2.754923034
Washington2.774577631
Toulouse2,912989029
Boston2.982063771
Chicago3,060039701
Los Angeles3,088090829
Brisbane3.476039667
Rome3,535683562
San Francisco3,645697486
Vienna3.802934821
Philadelphia3,814386554
Florence3.956622809
Budapest3.961602424
Amsterdam3,967840496
Santiago4,106834638
Oslo4,141404763
Manchester4,201151808
Adelaide4,313791535
Turin4.353965503
Montreal4,400083601
Sydney4,466126687
Melbourne4,514114716
Madrid4,744127454
New York4,789432688
London4,817726811
Prague4,990566863
Athens5,060870929
Helsinki5,135812717
Copenhagen5,586225209
Paris6,238238562
Berlin6,454103534
The research, published in Royal Society Open Science, showed that London came out at number seven. The English capital lagged behind Berlin, Paris, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Athens and Prague (stock)

The research, published in Royal Society Open Science, showed that London came out at number seven. The English capital lagged behind Berlin, Paris, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Athens and Prague (stock)

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The research, published in Royal Society Open Science, showed that London came out at number seven. The English capital lagged behind Berlin, Paris, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Athens and Prague (stock)

The research looked at three important things, average speed, urban sociality and urban cohesion.

Comparisons were made for all three and designed to take into account all important factors, including population size, average commuting distance and population density.

Urban sociality is a measure of how social transport systems are, ranking cities based on the number of people you could possibly meet during a typical daily journey.

Paris came at the top with this measure, with a wide margin, because people can expect to meet 1.25 people for each trip, followed by New York and Madrid.

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The cohesion of the city looked at which fraction of the population could be reached through a typical journey in a city and discovered that Athens was the best, before Berlin and Copenhagen.

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