WIT Press


The Use Of Modal Accessibility Gap As An Indicator For Sustainable Transport Development

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT000261

Volume

49

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

965 kb

Author(s)

R.C.W. Kwok & A.G.O. Yeh

Abstract

Transport plays an important role in sustainable development because much energy is used on transport. There is a need to develop indicators for assessing and monitoring sustainable transport development. The paper is to develop a sustainable transport development indicator by making use the concept of accessibility and geographical information system (GIS)., A modal accessibility gap index is proposed to measure and monitor sustainable transport development by GIS. It is calculated by finding the difference between accessibility to opportunities such as the number of population, jobs, shops and schools by public and private transport. The accessibility gap is calculated by finding the difference between the accessibility indexes of public and private

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