Accessible neighbourhoods: towards active transportation

Saghapour, T 2017, Accessible neighbourhoods: towards active transportation, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Engineering, RMIT University.


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Title Accessible neighbourhoods: towards active transportation
Author(s) Saghapour, T
Year 2017
Abstract A growing number of researchers have recently focused on improving the sustainability of transportation systems by converting routine motorised travel into active modes of transport. The importance of physical activities and its impacts on health not only attracts the attention of practitioners, but it has also turned planners and policy makers towards achieving transportation sustainability through enhancing active travel behaviours. In order to identify effective strategies at increasing pedestrian and bicycle transportation in a specific local area, planners need to identify how the current levels of accessibility in neighbourhoods could affect transport modes choice. Although many studies have been conducted on active transportation modelling, the importance of accessibility has been neglected. Hence, in the first stage, this research developed new approaches measuring walking, cycling and public transport accessibilities within spatial extents. Thereafter, the accessibility measures were classified into an access level measure using clustering analysis. In the second stage of the study, Negative Binomial regression (NBR) models used to examine how accessibility could affect active transportation. Key findings indicated that more accessible neighbourhoods had more walking, cycling and public transport trips.
Degree Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Institution RMIT University
School, Department or Centre Engineering
Subjects Transport Engineering
Keyword(s) Active Transportation
Walking
Cycling
Public transport
Accessibility
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