Asian Development Bank (ADB) commissioned ITDP to develop conceptual design and plan for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system in Baku, Azerbaijan. The work primary objective is to develop a BRT design that is workable and can be implemented in Baku, and also to illustrate how BRT can work in Baku.
While BRT provides a great way for mobility to the citizens, it may not be enough to support the ever growing demand of urban transportation in the era of economic development in Asian cities. City needs to proactively in charge of their city’s development. Transit-oriented development (TOD) is one form of sustainable development that maximizes the benefit of a transit system. With TOD planning, we can harness the maximum benefit of the proposed Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system in Baku and by planning a TOD surrounding the BRT stations, we allow more people to use the transit system.