PLANNING FOR ACCESSIBLE JOBS: THE CASE OF BANGALORE METROPOLITAN AREA, INDIA
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This paper investigates the spatial job accessibility in the Bangalore Metropolitan Area through an accessibility measurement technique. Methods of measuring accessibility have been studied from available literature and a location-based cumulative accessibility measure has been chosen to interpret job accessibility at aggregate level. The method is found most suitable for the purpose of ascertaining accessibility in the catchment area of transit stations. The statutory master plan of Bangalore, the public transport network – namely, the bus network, metro network and suburban railway are the prime data sources. Spatial data in vector form has been analysed on an integrated GIS platform. The preliminary result of the study shows the accessibility pattern of the jobs in the city through public transport. Consequently, a secondary study has been done to assess the potential high accessibility locations of jobs in the city using data of population density, land use and transit stations. The results have been presented in the form of choropleth map outputs showing the high and low potential areas.
jobs, employment, accessibility, Bangalore, spatial planning, master plan, transit, station