Singapore’s only number eight in list of world’s best cities for public transportation
This ought to rustle the jimmies of Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan — Singapore is not among the top tier of best cities in the world for urban mobility. Still, being number eight is fine, we suppose.
Design, engineering, and management consultancy group Arcadis released the 2017 Sustainable Cities Mobility Index, where they studied and ranked 100 cities according to their urban transport performances. The results were based on indicators such as safety, ridership, congestion, delays, affordability and more.
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As much as the Singapore government wants to parade its efficient public transport system (so much so that they want to completely halt private vehicle growth), the city-state is only the third Asian city sitting in the top 10 position.
It is Hong Kong that takes the top spot in the overall index, a city lauded for its innovative and well-connected metro network, as well as high ridership rates on public transport. Zurich and Paris follow close behind at the second and third spot respectively. Seoul takes the fourth spot and the second-highest Asian city in the list.
The study found that European cities consistently rank among the highest in the list due to established infrastructure, efficient metro systems and a commitment to green technology. North American and Australian cities are spread around in the middle of the index, weighed down by the high reliance on private transport to get around.
Meanwhile, the bottom tier is populated by cities in the Middle East and Africa due to high pollution and road congestion.
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