Las negritas son mias. Para los que piensan que el sistema de gestión del espacio publico y del transporte europeo es el mejor del mundo, hay otras formas y para su entorno y situación particular son igual o mas eficaces.
From a system point of view, South East Asian urban transport systems are very efficient: the relatively low-speed level (below 25km/h) allows a high throughput; the system is very space efficient and is working with few rules (highly self-organising); and the transport system fits very well with the urban densities existing in South East Asian cities. During the SPARKLE seminar in Ho Chi Minh City in March 2006, we performed a short peak period traffic count at a typical two-lane road section. The traffic volumes extrapolated to 1h are nearly 18,000 vehicles per hour (150 cars, 1800 bicycles and 16,000 motorcycles) or about 23,000 persons per hour. The counted vehicle occupancy rates were about 4 persons per car, 1.2 person per bicycle and 1.3 persons per motorcycle.Derstroff and Rossmark (2005) have counted similar traffic volumes at a two-lane, radial road in Hanoi. Their counts result in about 13,000 motorcycles and 1000 cars or 25,000people per hour. The US Highway Capacity Manual (HCM, 2000) cites a capacity of about 2200 cars per hour and lane. In combination with a car occupancy rate of about 1.2 persons per car typical for Europe this results for a two-lane road in a capacity of about 5300 persons per hour; i.e. the densities are much higher in South East Asian cities than in European cities and therefore from the point of view of land consumption the transport system in South East Asia is much more efficient than in Europe.
‘‘Ideal’’ decision-making processes for transport planning: A comparison between Europe and South East Asia. Guenter Emberger, Paul Pfaffenbichler, Sittha Jaensirisak, Paul Timms. Transport policy 2008