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Sustainable transportation development : a framework to determine transportation disadvantaged

Rashid, Kushairi, Yigitcanlar, Tan, & Bunker, Jonathan (2011) Sustainable transportation development : a framework to determine transportation disadvantaged. In Green Technologies : Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications. IGI Global, Hershey, Pa, pp. 1044-1058.

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Abstract

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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ID Code: 54471
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Sustainable Transport Development, Accessibility, Transportation Disadvantaged
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-472-1.ch426
ISBN: 9781609604738
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 IGI Global
Deposited On: 02 Nov 2012 11:55
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2013 01:15

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