Ho Chi Minh City BRT Technical Report
- Project: Ho Chi Minh City BRT Technical Report
- Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
- Client: World Bank
- Date: 2014
- The Task:
The first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in Ho Chi Minh City is planned for the Vo Van Kiet corridor between Mien Tay and Cat Lai. This is part of a wider project to improve and develop the environmental conditions along the corridor.
We were commissioned to develop a Transport and Land Use Study to assist in defining the potential to deliver an integrated infrastructure and a transport system with good land use planning and urban design.
One of the primary considerations of the study was how the urban realm surrounding the potential station locations should be improved. We identi ed how effectively integrating the future transport infrastructure into the existing urban fabric will help maximise the economic and social uplift opportunities.
We conducted a two day workshop with key stakeholders along the proposed corridor, this was the primary method used by the team to analyse the land use and urban design potential through delivery of the BRT system.
We then developed a Transport and Land Use Study Report using the information and aspirations recorded at the workshop. This informed the preparation of recommendations for the delivery of the BRT corridor.
Significant outputs of our report included:
- A record of Existing Conditions;
- Recommendations and Framework Plans identifying opportunities for change;
- Objectives, Strategies and Design
- Guidelines; and
- Clearly articulated Next Steps.
Recommendations from the study ranged from strategic planning issues to detailed design considerations, as well as further opportunities for community engagement.
To enable these recommendations to be realised, we also provided advice about the potential roles and responsibilities of the appropriate executing agencies in delivering the outcomes.