Minimum number of students 8
Duration 12 hours
The airport authorities deal with the challenge of flow growth through their development strategy. But they can sometimes overlook its impacts on the different geographic scales of ground transportation. It shouldn’t be only focused on enhancing mass transit between the airport and the city center but should also deal with connections to nearby cities, secondary business centers or within the airport city and its urban developments.
In a budget-constrained era, it has become necessary to invest with care in public transportation (PT). Each market segment calls for a specific approach considering its needs, priorities and constraints: employees or air passengers, business or leisure trip purpose, coming from high or low urban density areas, etc. For instance, it is important to separately analyze the residents, who are familiar with the local transportation networks, and the visitors, who don’t have the same knowledge or access to a private car. Previous studies have demonstrated that there isn’t one single approach that can ensure a high PT mode share for everybody. Knowledge of the market is the key.
The course has been developed by Sergi Alegre. Ph Dr, currently Director General of Airport Regions Council. He started being actively involved in the relationships between airports and local/regional administrations as he was for 27 years Vice Mayor of El Prat, the city that hosts the airport of Barcelona. Since then he has taken part as speaker in the main events linked to these items in Europe, America and China. He has been too coordinator of some studies focused in the field and participated in different EU projects about airports and territories matters.