Urban Transport Development Index
The Index has been developed in order to compare the levels of transport complex development in various cities, as well to define its weak and strong points, to find reserves for the further improvement and development of recommendations in the field of transport policy on this basis.
The work on the Index went in three stages. The first stage was to analyze the Russian and international indexes giving the overall results of the transport complex development of the leading cities of the world; to do this, initial statistical data related to these cities were collected and analyzed. On this basis, the second stage of the Index development was to formulate a methodological approach to building up the Index of the cities’ transport complex development. The third stage envisaged the calculation of key indicators included in the Index, calculation of the Index’s values for the cities under consideration as well as the analysis of the received results. Read more
The calculation of the Index was made for a group of comparable cities, which includes Hong Kong, London, Mexico, Moscow, New York, St. Petersburg, Singapore, Istanbul, Tokyo and Shanghai. The indicators of a city Index and subindexes range from 0 to 10 points, where 10 points signify the highest level of transport development (the city leads in the respective group according to all analyzed indicators), while “0 points” is the lowest indicator (the city falls behind all the other cities under review).
In the course of research the ranking has been created according to the transport complex development level for 2010, 2015, 2016 and 2017. London and Tokyo have occupied the leading positions during the period under review, while the worst situation with transport development was observed in Mexico. As for the city of Moscow, in 2010-2017 it outstripped other cities under review in terms of the speed of transport system development; during this period Moscow moved up from the 8th to the 2-3rd position. Read more