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Public transportation, mobility and urban planning: essential contradictions

The essence of the problems that affect the urban mobility in brazilian cities refers to the combination of historical conditions, such as maintaining pacts of power that coalesce reactionary sectors of society. These pacts converge urban land owners, developers that they met together and even entrepreneurs of public transport. These, as suit them, keep dissociated efficiency and effectiveness of transportation services, keeping your balance accounting despite the quality of service. In this context, it's essencial new infrastructures, intermodality with new modes of urban transport, subsidy policies more expressive, rigorous planning of land use, as well as a more incisive role of the State as regulator, planner and controller.

Public transport; Urban mobility; Accessibility; Urban planning; Development

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