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Every journey starts with walking

Passenger transport service providers should be more concerned how their customers get to and from their vehicles, says Ole Thorsen. Nearly always, they will be arriving and leaving on foot.

Ole Thorsen

Starting a ride, the public transport customer needs to get to the place where he/she can access the transport vehicle – if the idea is not to walk all the way to the destination.

A greater part of all mobility trips form a transport chain: Walking – motorized transport – walking transfer – more motorized transport – final walk. The walking parts may be short – but they invariably exist. With no consideration towards these parts of the trips, the user will...

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