At the beginning of the last decade Geneva adopted an ambitious program for the development of public transport. Prior to the adoption of such a program forecast for the development of urban mobility has been disappointing: it shows that in the period from 2006 to 2020 the use of private vehicles were to increase by 42%.
The city authorities decided to limit the increase to 25%, which implies a doubling of public passenger transport by 2020.
The master plan envisaged the development of public transport passenger volumes increase by 26% between 2006 and 2010, after having increased by 25% already achieved between 2002 and 2006.
Incentives include increased passenger tram with a steady appreciation of the need for traffic throughout the day, improving the operational efficiency of the tram network, as well as the next steps for the development of the suburban railway network.