City Actions in Casablanca (Morocco)
Located in the western part of Morocco with a population of 3,359,818 (2014), Casablanca is the largest city in Morocco. With an area of 220 km2, Casablanca city forms a part of larger metropolitan area called the grand Casablanca. The city has the largest economy in Morocco, which the industrial and service sectors have a biggest share in it. In 2014 the region of Casablanca-Settat accounted for 32% of Morocco’s GDP.
Transport: In 2005 only 15% of the city population used public transport. The city’s local authority intends to increase access to public transport to 21% by 2019, which consists of BRT, tramway and bus network - effectively connecting different parts of the city and reduce the GHG emissions from transport sector. The municipality has planned 3 tram lanes and 4 BRT lanes by the year 2022. By strengthening public transport, the city expects to reduce the private car usage. Alongside the tram lanes, to increase safety and security, a green corridor and pedestrian facilities has been established. The planed transport infrastructure will also contribute to the integration of different neighbourhoods in the whole city plan.