A transit map for micro-scale urban development in Alexandria, Egypt

F1000Res. 2023 May 9;11:1429. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.125816.2. eCollection 2022.


Background: Due to Egypt’s strategic location among countries, transportation is one of the most significant development sectors because it plays a major part in today’s economy and society and has a large influence on growth and employment. Over the years, the Egyptian General Organisation of Physical Planning (GOPP) has prepared strategic general urban plans in collaboration with local and foreign organisations, including transportation plans. The constant focus of authorities on strategic plans and their inability to implement them on schedule are a major issue. In other words, they always take development from a distant perspective and do not deal with the main problem that exists within cities, as the existing micro-scale transit built environments (MSTBEs) of cities are not ready due to a lack of transit-oriented communities (TOCs), sustainably developed transit supply systems, and mobility hubs. Methods: The “Enhanced MSTBE Phases” methodology is used for the key elements of the study design used in this research, depending on data collection, approvals, techniques, and analysis methods. As a case study, these key elements are in the documentation, analysis, and development of the Muharram Bek El Mowkaf El Gedid Mobility Hub (MBMH) and the 800 m radius around it. Results: The results indicate that Enhanced MSTBE Phases led to the establishment of the MBMH and the 800 m radius surrounding it as a sustainable MSTBE in Alexandria, Egypt, which is chosen as the case study. Conclusions: The development of this MSTBE is a catalyst for future effects that will have a long-term impact on meso-scale and, ultimately, macro-scale transit built environments.

PMID:37224328 | PMC:PMC10189295 | DOI:10.12688/f1000research.125816.2


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