Great article written by Lars Friberg, from the Uppsala University (Sweden)
Curitiba, capital of the Brazilian state Paraná 400km south east of São Paulo has over the last 30 years developed a non subsidiside, private owned, public transport system. Today it stands as a model recognized internationally. In sightful, long term planning with several innovative solutions has provided the citizens with an effective system that gives priority to public instead of private transport. It has the highest user rates of all state Brazilian capitals, 75% of all weekday commuters. All this during an unprecedented city growth.
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Also, check out the tour “Curitiba like locals: Urban Planing”, a private tour where you can get the chance to see how locals use the great Curitibas’s public transportation system and also get more information about how Curitiba developed it in the last decades. Well recomended!