Transport in Gylias
Notable characteristics of Gylian transport include public policies that advantage public transport and discourage private automobile use, use of the universal electronic ticketing system Tascard, and innovative approaches to financing and infrastructure.
Roads in cities have had many of their traffic signs and lights removed over the years, as part of a policy to increase driver caution and lower accident rates.
There is a total of approximately 35.000 km of railway in Gylias. The railway network is dense and famed for its punctuality and reliability.
A significant component of the network is high-speed rail, with approximately 200 trains connecting major cities.
Several cities in hilly or mountainous areas have funiculars.
There are 56 airports in Gylias. The largest airports are Mişeyáke Airport and Velouria Airport, which are the main hubs for international passenger transport.
There are 20 major ports, the result of the country's low population density and long coastlines. The largest port is Velouria.
Ferries connect the Iárus, Kuas, and Daláyk islands to the mainland.
The majority of Gylian rivers are navigable. Several are linked through canals, such as the Xakalen Canal, connecting the Karys and Tarna rivers.
Cycling is a ubiquitous mode of transport and a popular recreational activity. Gylias has one of the highest rates of bicycle ownership (more than one per capita) and bicycle modal share (27%) in Tyran.
There are bicycle highways linking Gylias' major cities and natural protected areas.
Public transport has a reputation for high-quality service and a stately character, which helps it maintain a high modal share. Infrastructure has long been a priority in politics, and a key component of economic stimulus programs.
Public policy is strongly communal and oriented towards shared transport. Gylias has a well-developed network of carsharing and carpooling cooperatives, many of which now use the internet to provide peer-to-peer services. The first bicycle-sharing system, known as the White Bicycle Plan, was instituted in 1965. All Gylian cities and numerous villages now have bicycle-sharing systems, and have served as a model for other Tyranian bicycle-sharing systems.
Toll roads are comparatively rare due to the use of general taxation and additional taxes specific to motor vehicles.
Gyliair is working to convert its fleet to aviation biofuel.