Alina Roman – S.C. Metroul S.A., Bucharest, Romania
The large urban agglomerations are facing the negative effects of traffic congestion, the most unpleasant phenomenon of the contemporary society. The classical solutions of reducing traffic congestion by developing the infrastructure transit capacities have led to an increase in land occupation, to a degradation of the natural landscape and have attracted additional traffic. The accepted solutions are interdisciplinary and must ensure easy access to intermodal passenger transport and reduce the user’s need to travel without suppressing his access to activities and services.
Intermodality is an integral part of the sustainable mobility and its enhancement is of vital importance particularly, in high congested urban areas. This represents a solution to the current mobility problems in the cities and it involves the planning of the urban scheme so as to encourage short-distance trips. The case study is used to demonstrate the utility of such urban amenities concerns the regional bus stations in Bucharest and their paths in city. The locations of exchange poles is considered in order to reduce the pathways on Bucharest street network and the traffic congestion and, consequently, to increase the city dwellers’ quality of life.