Curitiba - A Sustainable City (Integrated transport systems (Efficiency…
Curitiba - A Sustainable City
Nearly 2/3 of waste recycled.
Jobs for disabled or unskilled people
For household waste and rubbish
Separated into organic (collected by green) and inorganic then collected and recycled in a plant made of recyclable materials. Paper becomes paper again, plastics remodeled, old cans become new cans.
Green Exchange Scheme
Recycling trucks can't get in so people bring rubbish to the trucks in exchange for food (from over production in 'green belt' or bus tickets.
Started around 1990. Now helps around 30,000 families. 300 tonnes every month,
One of first in the world - late 1980s
Recycling crew wear green
Highest environmental prize by UN for recyclable waste scheme
Enough waste collected so far to fill several thousand skyscrapers
Library for school children from thrown out books. Museum from valuables found from garbage.
Landscaped for recreation
No squatter settlements can be built
Trees planted. Lakes stop flooding issues from Iguazu River in one part. This park covers 1.4 million m2
Building companies granted extra floors in exchange for making open space below their building or paying money which the council use for affordable housing
28 parks and wooded areas
Increase value of surrounding land
4 x recommended green space.
'Solution of the parks'
Disused factories into sports facilities
Integrated transport systems
More passengers in a shorter space of time
specific routes that don't collide
More cars taken off roads so less emissions, and less fuel used for same amount of people.
Decrease traffic congestion.
Red buses - few stops, express routes. Yellow - feeder buses onto express routes from outlying settlements. Green - inter-district, link suburbs outside city center to express routes. Grey - some suburbs directly to city center, make more stops than express buses.
Can change buses and go anywhere for only 1 fare.
As many people and same speed as subway but 500x cheaper
Normal buses 1000 a day. Express bus lanes boost it to 2000. Articulated buses take it to 3000. Bi-articulated buses means 4000 a day.
Efficiency increased by tubular bus stops.
Raised.Passengers pay fares in advance. Bus drivers don't have to take fares doubling the number of passengers per hour.
Extra wide bus doors and above means quick boarding. Faster loading and unloading saves time and means less pollution.
Cut travel times by 1/3.
Paid by km not number of passengers - less popular routes well serviced, bus companies don't fight over routes with more passengers.
Low income earners only spend 10% of income on travel
Rapid implementation in 2 years.
Buses arrive every 60 seconds.
On the coast
South East Brazil
1000km from Rio
2010 Global Sustainable City
Boulevard de Flores
50 blocks. Street market
Children painting to stop cars going through anyway originally
Built in 72 hours.
Mostly heaving manufacturing.