Transportation disadvantage determination framework : space-time organisation measure in determining transportation disadvantage

Rashid, Kushairi, Yigitcanlar, Tan, & Bunker, Jonathan M. (2009) Transportation disadvantage determination framework : space-time organisation measure in determining transportation disadvantage. In The Second Infrastructure Theme Postgraduate Conference : conference proceedings, Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering, Queensland University of Technoogy, Brisbane, pp. 260-269.

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Transportation disadvantage has been recognised to be the key source of social exclusion. Therefore an appropriate process is required to investigate and seek to resolve this problem. Currently, determination of Transportation Disadvantage is postulate based on income, poverty and mobility level. Transportation disadvantage may best regard be based on accessibility perspectives as they represent inability of the individual to access desired activities. This paper attempts to justify a process in determining transportation disadvantage by incorporating accessibility and social transporation conflict as the essence of a framework. The framework embeds space time organisation within the dimension of accessibility to identify a rigorous definition of transportation disadvantage. In developing the framework, the definition, dimension, component and measure of accessibility were scrutinised. The findings suggest the definition and dimension are the significant approach of research to evaluate travel experience of the disadvantaged. Concurrently, location accessibility measures will be incorprated to strenghten the determination of accessibility level. Literature review in social exclusion and mobility-related exclusion identified the dimension and source of transportation disadvantage. It was revealed that the appropriate approach to justify trasnportation disadvantaged is to incorporate space-time organisation within the studied components. The suggested framework is an inter-related process consisting of component of accessibility; individual, networking (transport system) and activities (destination). The integration and correlation among the components shall determine the level of transportation disadvantage. Prior findings are used to retrieve the spatial distribution of transportation disadvantaged and appropriate policies are developed to resolve the problems.

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ID Code: 29544
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Accessibility, Social Exclusion, Transportation
ISBN: 9781741072709
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Urban Analysis and Development (120507)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Please consult the authors.
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Deposited On: 27 Jan 2010 01:45
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 14:16

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