Designing for Everyone: How can Transit-Oriented Development be applied in Comas to improve urban mobility and transportation to better people’s lives?
KeywordsTransit Oriented Development
Public Open Spaces
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AbstractThe development of Lima, Peru caused social and economic disparities that dramatically now impact how people move through the city. Currently, more than half of the population spends more than four hours daily in commutes. Local authorities have created different systems that improve urban mobility in Lima. However, it does not solve the main problem as public transportation is not integrated, and the land use distribution is inadequate. This happens in districts like Comas, the main focus for the Capstone. The BRT Metropolitano is under expansion in the study site to improve accessibility, yet it fails as public spaces and urban infrastructure improvement are not considered. Through interviews and case studies, I determined that transit-oriented development (TOD) could be applied in Comas to improve urban mobility and transportation to contribute to people’s lives by creating an axis that contemplates the need for a more efficient and inclusive transportation network. Designing BRT in this way can dramatically improve the quality of life for residents in Comas and across the city.
DescriptionSustainable Built Environments Senior Capstone Project