Source: adapted from R. Tolley and B. Turton (1995), p. 63.
Service Attributes of Urban Transport Modes
Different urban transport systems have different operational speeds
and capacities. The car is obviously the least efficient urban transport
mode in terms of capacity (between 1,000 and 3,000 persons per hour),
but the fastest. Urban transit modes, such as the bus, light transit
and urban railway are better fitted for mass urban transportation but
at the expense of flexibility in terms of frequency of services
and entry points in the transit system.