BRT: Launch of an international public competition for an urban design of the main corridor involving Bus Rapid Transit in Santiago, Chile.

Santiago in Chile launched an international public competition for an urban design of its main corridor involving a BRT according to the BRT-ALC Center of Excellence’s recommendations. Juan Carlos Muñoz, director of the BRT-ALC and another collaborator, Prof. Chris Zegras (MIT), will be part of the panel of judges that will decide which design will be implemented in the Alameda and Providencia corridor.

A panel of 15 judges representing government, regional and local officials, and specialists in urban design and transportation – including the BRT-ALC Director, Juan Carlos Muñoz and Prof. Chris Zegras from the MIT– will evaluate proposals for the study and development of the “Nueva Alameda Providencia” project, which delegates its administration to the Regional Government of Santiago. This project was proposed by a design workshop carried out in 2013 by the BRT-ALC CoE, and involved several of its members.

The project aims to modify Santiago’s main corridors, composed by the avenues Alameda Libertador Bernardo O’Higgins, Providencia and Nueva Providencia. It is also the “heart of the metropolis” and Chile’s most representative public space. In its 12 kilometers, it integrates civic, symbolic and economic icons represented by the highest concentration of activities of the Metropolitan Region. Consequently, the project includes a BRT corridor in this main hub of the city.

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