Benghazi Mobility Master Plan
Systematica was appointed for the Urban Mobility Plan of the city of Benghazi. The work was articulated into three phases. The purpose of the first phase is to gather a comprehensive set of background information regarding the existing structure of the urban functions and the whole transport framework. The second phase mainly includes the development of a wide area highway assignment model aimed at evaluating the current and expected private traffic conditions. The third phase is concerned with the assessment of the suitability and effectiveness of the proposed solutions.
The metropolitan scale of the Benghazi study area and the lack of an own identity (except the restricted Ottoman Medina heritage) as well as any previous strategy of development and improvement allowed to suggest substantial solutions for the second City of the Country, such as:
• the concept to well locate and plan the new CBD of the City, as the economical point of reference for the whole east Libyan Region of Cyrenaica, including the Green Mountains area forecast to be the powerful growth driving force behind the entire Nation;
• the CBD-centric organization of the urban and regional integrated public transport system, through the change of the preliminary route of the ongoing project of railway and the implementation of an underground rail link afferent the hub station located within the future business centre;
• the implementation of three Light Metros, besides the four BRT lines, to guarantee the mobility demand of the population, forecast to double within the horizon of the plan. Objectives, strategies and interventions concurred to the overall Vision of the Future City of Benghazi, within the entire Metropolitan Area limited by the potential future highway-bypass.