05 February 2018

PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN LEBANON: RE-FRAMING THE PROBLEM, RE-FORMING THE SOLUTION

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PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN LEBANON: RE-FRAMING THE PROBLEM, RE-FORMING THE SOLUTION

The Department of Architecture at the Ramez G. Chagoury Faculty of Architecture, Arts and Design (RC-FAAD), Notre Dame University-Louaize (NDU), hosted on February 5, 2018, two emerging start-ups, Lebanon Buses and Smart Bus Stops, that work on  the Bus Map Project, a grassroots initiative to map Lebanon's routes and suggest solutions to help alleviate Lebanon’s growing transportation problems as well.

Lebanon has consistently lacked a sustainable and efficient transportation system and infrastructure, exacerbating the level of congestion on the roads. These start-ups are working together to raise awareness among the public and government to improve a particular aspect of the public transportation system in Lebanon. This initiative will help to map Lebanon's informal transit, enhance its current condition, and make it user-friendly again.

This project’s goal is to encourage students and fresh graduates to become more involved in making an actual change to endemic problems and to improve the public transportation services.

The project, therefore, aims to design and implement a bus stop network in Lebanon, as part of an initial reactivation of the public transportation services that were in the past lauded by commuters.



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