Hubs as a Solution to Traffic Congestion in Central Metropolitan Areas: The case of Ramses Square in GCR
Greater Cairo Region (GCR) is the largest metropolitan area on the African continent and the Arab world. It accommodates 16.1 million inhabitants representing 19% of Egypt's total population. Today, critical urban issues arise from the sheer size of the metropolis GCR and from its population density. Traffic congestion is on the top of these issues. This research focuses on the significant role that hubs (Multi Modal Platforms) can play in enhancing the GCR transportation infrastructure. Ramses square area in Cairo is selected to demonstrate a systematic solution to solve the problems resulted from the interference of multi uses activities and transportation modes in central areas of capital cities.
Keyword: Greater Cairo Region (GCR); Hubs; Urban Dynamics; Transportation
eISSN 2514-751X © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.