World Cities – population, population density, transport including Light Rail/Trams – Round 2

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The following is a revised account of city population and the type of transit used; metro or light rail.

With Vancouver’s low population density, makes one wonder why the transportation authority and politicians only look at light-metro for transit solutions.

World City Rankings – 2 – Asia – view

The top 31 No Asian cities, population 5 to 33m

Ranking from 1 to 66 in the world

Note:

1.    Most population densities exceed 5,000/km 2  

2.    Most cities have;

   a:  Heavy Rail metros

   b:  Subways

   c:  Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) or ART, LRT or RTS

World City Ranking – view 2

  1. World cities, ranking No 160 to 251, by population
  2. Population in range 1.78 to 2.75m
  3. Vancouver is ranked No 173
  4. Population densities lower with a number of exceptions
  5. Higher No of LRT/Tramways/Streetcars
  6. Lower No of Heavy Rail, Grade separated, subways & ART/MRT/RTS metros

I leave the reader to form his or her own conclusions, however I concur:-

  1. Higher population density,  Heavy Rail, Grade separated, subways & ART/MRT/RTS metros are supportable
  2. Lower population density, Heavy Rail, Grade separated, subways & ART/MRT/RTS metros are not supported and @grade/street running LRT/Tramways/Streetcars are viable

It is also to be concluded that, Vancouver politicians see their city in the same league as Seoul, Manila, Shanghai, Jakarta, Beijing, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Singapore & Kuala Lumpur; indeed an Asian city and closer to Asia rather than the rest of Canada, the US & Europe.

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