TRANSPORT SECTOR - research, links, images, comments

Team: Firas, Natalie, Siba and Wassef


RESEARCH TOPICS

- Mapping transportation hubs
- Studying the probability element (the service [ sir - vee - ce] phenomenon)
- The informal networks (mini -vans, scooters etc.)
- Physical Beirut (walkways, bikes)
- "Infrastructure as disabling procedure" (The ring road/Airport road case, Borj Hammoud, the port (beyond the highway)
- Perceived transportation (the time factor) vs. Abstract Transportation ( Distance surveys / geographical maps)

MAPS

1- Time and distance
2- Beirut paid parking - private parking
3- Statistics m of highway and infrastructure
4- Probability service
5- Buses, vans, connex
6- Historical: Tramways, trains, old roads network
7- Nodes, decentralization
8- Macro, regional map
9- Proposals
10- Infrastructure as disabling
11- Security areas as disabling circulation
12- Noise mapping
13- Fuel & pollution

LINKS
http://www.moe.gov.lb/ClimateChange/Climate2/part_a/transport.pdf
http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTURBANTRANSPORT/Resources/parking.pdf
http://www.lccworld.com/routing.asp (The LCC homepage, the red and white privately owned Bus company, ya3ni mish ja7sh il dawleh)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transport_in_Beirut
http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Middle_East/Lebanon/Mohafazat_Beyrouth/Beirut-1802396/Transportation-Beirut-BR-1.html
http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/cats/transportation.html
http://www.census.gov/prod/2009pubs/10statab/trans.pdf
http://www.daclarke.org/AltTrans/
http://www.sustainabilitydigest.com/2009/08/27/a-picture-is-worth42-folding-bikes-vs-one-car
http://www.worldviewcities.org/beirut/urban.html (Beirut's urban planning; "concentration of urban transportation along the main coastal corridor")
http://www.afacliban.org/AFAC-LIBAN/Architecture_2.html (The old Railway and Mar Mikhael Station)