Mobility Plan Improves Transit Travel Time
"Belo Horizonte tackled long transit times with improvements to public transport and the promotion of active mobility.
Under PlanMob-BH, Belo Horizonte has introduced new strategies to improve mobility in the city. The plan includes the addition of 60km of bus rapid transit (BRT) and metro lines as well as a bike-sharing system, among other schemes, to stimulate active mobility and reduce travel times. PlanMob-BH is the result of a public-private partnership between the government, international agencies, and bus companies that helped finance new buses. The new projects contribute to the city’s Reduction of Greenhouse Gases Plan and will account for 28% of the city’s 2030 goal of reducing 1.45 million tons of CO2 emissions per year.
The new initiatives have also been positively received by commuters. In a city survey, 52% of respondents said they spend less time on public transport after the extension of the BRT. Belo Horizonte is one of the first cities in Brazil to prepare an urban mobility plan in accordance with the country’s overall strategy."