Harmonising Mobility, Convenience, Safety and Choice in a City

I was strolling around streets in Toronto. Carefully examining every component of the street, I was amazed by the harmonic coexistence of different forms of transport. As the photo above shows, the city not only allows the coexistence of cars, trams and bikes, but also puts them in a harmonious configuration. The citizens can choose to commute by walking, cycling, taking the tram or driving their own cars.

This is a good example of a well-planned city. It was constructed to facilitate different choices of transport and it demonstrates how pedestrian paths, roads, railways and bike paths can be structured harmoniously as a whole to facilitate these choices. Any cities that strive for a low carbon lifestyle and smart mobility may take this as a reference.


智慧出行在多倫多

漫步在多倫多的街頭,看着面前的景致不禁感嘆多倫多把智慧出行和諧融入到城市規劃中,如上圖所示,不同出行方法相輔相成,私家車、電車、單車在這個城市有其位置,市民可以自由選擇交通方法,方便規劃行程。

可見多倫多在城市規劃階段把智慧出行納為重要考量,以方便市民出行為本,不同的交通建設如行人道、馬路、鐵道和單車徑都配合得宜,同時鼓勵低碳綠色的生活方式,為實施智慧出行提供了有用的參考。