Nov 29, 2013

Singapore public transport - historical perspective on current issues

This post is to share a presentation on Singapore's Public Transport policies which I gave in Seoul in September.

This is my own take on the story, not any kind of official narrative. I took a rather long-term perspective, going back to the 1930s and emphasizing important changes in the 1970s. It is also a 'big picture' view. But some of the current debates are also there.

If you have any interest in Singapore's public transport story, then take a peek and let me know what you think.

If you can't see the embedded slideshow above, then try clicking Public Transport Policy in Singapore (a long view) 

By the way, Singapore has had a busy year of transport and urban planning announcements.

Early in the year, there was the controversial Population White Paper. That was followed closely by the Land Use Plan (basically the latest Concept Plan, Singapore's strategic plan that comes out roughly every ten years).

Later in the year came the Land Transport Master Plan 2013 (an update of the 2008 plan). Now the Draft Master Plan 2013 is out. The Master Plans make concrete the visions in the Concept Plans.

The Seoul event was the 3rd International Public Transportation Forum organized by the Korea Transport Insitute (KOTI).

I should also acknowledge the LTA as the source of some of the images in the presentation.