|12, -40.0876, 159.9471|
|Archantans (71%), Eastern Ulethans (14%), Kartumians (11%), Other (4%)|
|Nationalities||Archantans (96%), Other (4%)|
|• Mayor||Gillian Crown|
|• Vice Mayor||Egan Tistot|
|• Total||348.2 km2|
|Elevation||10 m (33 ft)|
|• Estimate (2019)||2 998 000|
|• Census (2015)||2 939 000|
|• Density||8 581/km2|
|Metro||5 lines, 101 stations|
The City of Warwick is the largest city in the Federal States state of Penquisset. The entire metropolitan area four individual towns and cities (Warwick, North Warwick, South Warwick, and Greenpalm) that comprise Warwick County and have united public works and administration systems. For the purpose of this article, all four towns in Warwick County will be considered as the single entity of Warwick.
- 1 Urban Structure
- 2 History
- 3 Geography
- 4 Sports
- 5 Demographics
- 6 Economy
- 7 Education
- 8 Human Resources
- 9 Culture
- 10 Transportation
- 11 Environment
- 12 Government and Politics
- 13 Notable People
Warwick County is divided (for the sake of elections and administration purposes) into four towns (Warwick, North Warwick, South Warwick and Greenpalm), which are then further divided into neighborhoods for the sake of daily functional purposes such as waste removal and mail delivery. The following table illustrates this tiered division system of city, town, and neighborhood.
|Blue Hills Square|
|Port of Warwick|
|North Warwick||Brookline Village|
Warwick Island possesses a complex and robust congestive tolling network. At its simplest, this network is used to charge a fee to a motor vehicle in the city, with some exceptions. All motor vehicles of residents who live in the state of Penquisset, but outside of the Island of Warwick must pay this fee. Out of state residents must pay an even larger fee to use vehicular infrastructure on the Island of Warwick. Fee scales are provided below.
This initiative was created to both promote public transit, and in conjunction with the Rail+Estate Initiative, allows for a transportation system that is profitable and does not need to be subsidized by the government. The State of Penquisset actually receives some of its funding off of the semi-lucrative structure of the operations of Neurban Industries. Since all rail and ferry infrastructure is relatively new compared to other transportation systems across the country, cutting edge design for sustainability and efficiency could be implemented without warranting a reconstruction of the entire system.
Essentially how the fee scale works is that the Island of Warwick is divided into regions called "Zones". For a vehicle traveling into the city, the total charge is the summation of the length of time a vehicle is in a zone times the base cost of the zone. The fee is charged on an hourly frequency to an account set up by the user. If a user such as an out of state visitor, does not have an account then their lisence plate is photographed by an extensive system of congestive tolling gantries and their motions and times are tracked. This system encourages those who live outside the island to take public transportation into the city, whether it be from Hopkinton, Walpole, Tyngsboro, Swampscott, South Whalebury, Westwood, Stantick, or several places in New Carnaby using the public transportation system, which costs only 25 cents per ride, whether it be on ferry, subway, or regional bus. Taking the commuter rail into the city has the same rate as taking the commuter rail anywhere else in the state, a flat fee of $7.25. Commuter rail travel within the Island of Warwick only costs $1.50 a ride (meaning both origin and destination station are on the island).
For residents living inside the island, the fee to use a motor vehicle works differently, since the natural state of the parked car would be at the residence, which is inside a zone. Residents of a particular zone register their car to that zone, and can travel anywhere within their own zone for free. Traveling outside their zone has the same cost as an outside commuter within the state of Penquisset.
In order to not negatively impact the handicapped, free shuttles are provided to any handicapped person on the Island of Warwick, and can be called on demand, or scheduled in advance, to reach any point on the island. Several handicap shuttles run from outside the city to a central terminus for these vehicles within the city. The handicapped pay a fee of $5.00 to travel into and out of the city using this method, but any intracity transit after that is free via the handicapped shuttle.
For persons making under fifteen thousand dollars a year in income, using public transportation is free.
Additionally, in order to promote cultural landmarks and tourism, the city in 2014 started a program where by visiting landmarks, museums, and art galleries, a small transportation stipend will be given. For those who live within the city 5-20 cents of credit is given depending on the landmark, for those within the state but outside the city 15-50 cents of credit is given, and for out of state visitors 20-100 cents of credit are given. Digital interfaces at these locations assess the stipends awarded. At some places, just a simple visit and signature is needed, while at other places like museums, several exhibits throughout the museum must be visited, and some museums even award a small bonus stipend if the user answers trivia questions about exhibits correctly.
These policies have had the effect of significantly boosting tourism throughout the Island of Warwick, bolstering the economy, and providing a net positive flow of currency back to the state funding commissions. Committees have examined where else throughout Penquisset are possible future locations to implement similar infrastructure and systems, but the leading candidate of Newburyport has been deemed unfeasible for the time being due to lack of extensive and thorough public transportation, although the committee plans to revisit the matter once the construction of the Newburyport Whaler light rail system is completed in 2023.
Environmental impact reduction
Throughout the 21st century, Warwick has focused on reducing its environmental impact and carbon footprint. Mass transit use in Warwick is one of the highest in the Federal States, thus the city reached a major milestone in 2007 when it switched power for the rapid transit system to being entirely renewable generated energy. Also, by 2016, the city had 14,030 hybrid taxis and other clean diesel vehicles, representing around 94% of Warwick’s taxi fleet in service, one of the highest ratios of any city in the Federal States.
Warwick's high rate of public transit use, over 330,000 daily cyclists as of 2014, and many pedestrian commuters make it the one of the most energy-efficient major cities in the Federal States. Walk and bicycle modes of travel account for 27% of all modes for trips in the city.
In 2014 Warwick also implemented a comprehensive congestive tolling network. Essentially, public transit costs were drastically reduced, and a toll was implemented to travel via automobile onto the island of Warwick. At rush hour, these fees are greater, and depending on how close to downtown the vehicle travels, the fee is also increased. Finally, an expansive cycling path and bicycle lane network has created incentives for alternative transportation rather than automobiles. Warwick has seen a traffic hours wasted reduction of almost 70% due to these and other policies, cutting back greenhouse emissions significantly.