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
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.
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
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.
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;
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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.
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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