PublicLabs in Cali
The transportation alternatives in Cali are divided into public (collective and individual) and private. To address the shortcomings of public transport, in 2006, the city began the implementation of a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system that is still under development and is currently complemented by conventional buses that still persist. Regarding the modal partition, bus systems (BRT and conventional buses) serve around 18% of trips, while individual public transport (taxi) serves approximately 6%. The private alternatives of an individual nature (cars and motorcycles) serve 13% and 18% of the trips respectively. Among the sustainable options, the bicycle is used for a fraction of approximately 5%, while trips on foot are the most representative in the modal partition, with 32% (see graph below), which indicates that a large percentage of trips are made between origins and destinations suitable for walking.
Research on mobility in Cali shows the dissatisfaction of users with the means of public transport available. This has generated the growth of the number of cars and motorcycles, which do not contribute to the consolidation of sustainable mobility in the city. In this context, it is necessary to reduce the existing gaps between the investment in transport modes and the proportion of trips they mobilize, and promote equity in the supply of transport (operational and spatial), and minimize the disadvantages in terms of accessibility that they appear in some territories of the city.