Sustainable transportation development : a framework to determine transportation disadvantaged
Rashid, Kushairi, Yigitcanlar, Tan, & Bunker, Jonathan M. (2010) Sustainable transportation development : a framework to determine transportation disadvantaged. In Yigitcanlar, Tan (Ed.) Rethinking Sustainable Development : Urban Management, Engineering, and Design. IGI Global, Engineering Science Reference, Hershey, PA, pp. 104-118.
Urban sprawl combined with low density development causes unsustainable development patterns including accessibility and mobility problems, especially for those who do not have the capacity to own a vehicle or access to quality public transport services. Sustainable transportation development is crucial in order to solve transport disadvantage problems in urban settlements. People who are affected by these problems are referred to as ‘transportation disadvantaged’. Transportation disadvantage is a multi-dimensional problem that combines socio-economics, transportation and spatial characteristics or dimensions. However, a substantial number of transportation disadvantage studies so far only focus on the socio-economic and transportation dimensions, while the latter dimension of transportation disadvantage has been neglected. This chapter investigates the spatial dimension of transportation disadvantage by comparing the travel capabilities of residents and their accessibility levels with land use characteristics. The analysis of the study identifies significant land use characteristics with travel inability, and is useful for identifying the transportation disadvantaged population.
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|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Keywords:||Transport Disadvantage, Social Exclusion, Sustainable Transport Development, Accessibility, Mobility|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Urban Analysis and Development (120507)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Urban and Regional Planning not elsewhere classified (120599)
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering|
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2010 IGI Global|
|Deposited On:||26 Nov 2010 09:31|
|Last Modified:||01 Mar 2012 00:22|
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