The Greater Agadir Urban Cluster has planned to develop a modern, sustainable and efficient Bus Rapid Transit system to improve and modernise the existing public transport network, with the aim of providing a reliable, efficient and environmentally friendly public transport service and reduce the number of private vehicles.
Tags: Urban Transportation, Urban Resilience
Project type Urban mobility
Promoter Greater Agadir Urban Cluster
Collaborators Local Development Corporation of Agadir and ALSA
Start date 2012
Funding Urban Projects Finance Institute, Union for the
Mediterranean, AFD and European Union
Agadir is Morocco’s main coastal resort and it has around 1 million inhabitants. In order to improve the mobility within the city, inside the framework of the Strategic Urban Mobility Plan, the Greater Agadir Urban Cluster has carried out a feasibility study to develop and implement a Bus Rapid Transit line, to modernise and improve the public transport network.
With the support and funding of the Urban Projects Finance Initiative, the city of Agadir is able to develop a 15 km bus line, which will connect the fishing port with housing districts, the administrative and commercial city centre, the souk and the university.
The main aim of the project is to modernise and establish a sustainable and efficient bus transit network, which is reliable, frequent and safe way of transport for inhabitants and visitors. The prevision is that in 2020 around 60.000 people per day will benefit from this new Bus Rapid Transit line.
The Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is a system that ensures a high frequency of buses, as it reserves special lanes for the buses, as well as a better connectivity between bus stops. The Spanish bus company ALSA operates the existing bus network and manages the new BRT.