A GIS-based land use and public transport accessibility indexing model

Yigitcanlar, Tan, Sipe, Neil G., Evans, Rick, & Pitot, Matt (2007) A GIS-based land use and public transport accessibility indexing model. Australian Planner, 44(3), pp. 30-37.

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Abstract

Accessibility indexing is important in evaluating existing land use patterns and transportation services, predicting travel demands and allocating transportation investments. A GIS-based land use and public transport accessibility indexing model has been developed for measuring and mapping levels of accessibility to basic community services by walking and/or public transport, within local government areas. The model aims to assist the planning and decision making process to deliver integrated land use and transportation outcomes. It is an origin-based accessibility model that determines levels of accessibility by utilising GIS analysis techniques to measures accessibility based on both actual walking distances and public transport travel time. The model has been applied to two pilot studies in the Gold Coast City to assess its practicality and effectiveness. This paper outlines the methodology of the model and the findings related to these pilot studies. The paper also demonstrates benefits and application of the model to other urbanised local government areas.

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ID Code: 17552
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1080/07293682.2007.9982586
ISSN: 0729-3682
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Planning Institute of Australia
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 06 Feb 2009 00:54
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:34

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