A new list of the world’s best cities for public transportation focuses primarily on Asia and Europe.
In 50 cities, Time Out, a publisher of global city guides, polled 20,000 people to find out how they felt about the mass transit systems in their respective cities.
The main ten – out of 19 all out urban areas recorded – is totally contained objections in Asia and Europe, with Berlin arriving in the main spot.
No other continents are represented; Buenos Aires, Doha, or Melbourne will have better luck next year, but New York City is the highest entry from North America, coming in at number 15.
While just inhabitants were overviewed, this rundown is additionally helpful for explorers as they choose where to go straightaway and how best to get around.
What makes great transportation?
To be included on Time Out’s list, at least 80% of those surveyed had to agree that public transportation makes it simple to move around their city.
Time Out’s data show that a whopping 97% of Berliners were pleased with their city’s mass transit infrastructure, praising its dependability, comfort, and safety.
Aesthetics, on the other hand, should be taken into account when traveling by bus or train.
One of the cities praised for its beautiful subway stations was Stockholm, which came in seventh place. It has been dubbed “the world’s longest art exhibit” due to the colorful and dramatic designs of many of its Tunnelbana stations.
The stations themselves aren’t the only ones with a reputation for being attractive.
Hong Kong’s renowned over the ground trains, referred to locally as “ding dings” for the sound they make, even have their own Pantone tone, “HK Cable car Green.”
Although the trams now come in a variety of designs and colors, the iconic green color dates back to the British military’s surplus of green paint after World War II.
Asia is home to seven of the top 19 cities with the best mass transit systems.
The majority are in east Asia, with Singapore, Shanghai, and Taipei all receiving praise, but Mumbai managed to sneak in at number 19.
Chalo Pay, a brand-new app that eliminates the need to carry cash when booking and paying for transit tickets, was recently launched in the Indian megacity.
However, Tokyo came out on top for the continent, coming in third place.
The city’s mass transit system was praised for being clean, effective, and simple to use, even for people who don’t speak Japanese.
Stars from Europe
Six of the top 19 cities were in Europe, and two more were in the United Kingdom—London and Edinburgh.
A number of these cities received praise for having a single, unified payment system that covered a variety of modes of public transportation.
Water taxis that take passengers across the harbor in Copenhagen can be part of a typical commute, while Amsterdam’s 10-place system makes it easy to switch between buses, trains, and trams.
The fact that both of these cities are included on CNN’s list of the world’s best cities to explore by bicycle might not be a coincidence.
As a result of European Union sustainability initiatives, numerous metropolitan areas offer incentives to reduce automobile traffic. It is possible to visit major tourist attractions while reducing your carbon footprint by taking the tram, train, or bicycle.
The best cities on earth for public transportation
1. Germany’s Berlin Czech Republic, Prague 4. Tokyo, Japan Denmark’s Copenhagen, 5. Sweden’s Stockholm Singapore
7. Hong Kong
8. 9. Taipei, Taiwan 10. Shanghai, China 11. Amsterdam, the Netherlands 12. London, UK 13. Madrid, Spain 14. Edinburgh, UK 15 Paris, France New York City, US
16. 17. Montreal, Canada Chicago, US Highway 19. Beijing, China India’s Mumbai
In 1904, Hong Kong’s first comprehensive transportation system, HK TRAMWAYS, was established to provide Hong Kong residents and visitors to the expanding metropolis with an affordable, accessible, and adaptable mode of transportation that connected the east and west of Hong Kong island.
The dark green paint that was left over from the war has been applied to the bodies of HK TRAMWAYS’s self-built double-decker tram fleet ever since the 1940s. The renowned green color has established Hong Kong’s visual brand identity worldwide after a century of tram car manufacturing that saw continuous innovation.
The green exteriors of Hong Kong’s tram cars are instantly recognizable as a reminder of the city’s history, a tribute to the city’s tradition of making everyone feel important and welcome, and a symbol of the city’s unique physical environment, which seamlessly combines the bustling life of the city with the peacefulness and majestic views of the highest peaks of Hong Kong’s lush green mountains.