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To What Extent Does Urban Density Influence The Modal Split? The Lisbon Metropolitan Area Case Study

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT030131

Volume

64

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

495.19 kb

Author(s)

F. Nunes da Silva & J. de Abreu e Silva

Abstract

To what extent does urban density influence the modal split? The Lisbon Metropolitan Area case study F. Nunes da Silva ', 5. de Abreu e Silva CESUR - Centre of Urban and Regional Systems, IST - Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal TIS.pt Lisbon, Portugal Abstract The relationship between urban density and car use appears to have a growing importance as the urban areas sprawl and tend to be more diffuse. Considering this point of view, this paper analyses a recent mobility survey in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area (LMA). The main objective addressed is to know to what extent does density influence the modal split in identical situations of public transport supply and of population socio-economic levels. The car use weight was considered the dependent variable. Two approaches were developed: The first one considers the urban density, for each specific socio-economic level, as the only explicative variable. The second approach uses a multivariate regression analysis, using as explicative vari

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