Isochrone mapping of urban transport: Car-dependency, mode-choice and design research

Dovey, K, Woodcock, I and Pike, L 2017, 'Isochrone mapping of urban transport: Car-dependency, mode-choice and design research', Planning Practice and Research, vol. 32, no. 4, pp. 402-416.


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Title Isochrone mapping of urban transport: Car-dependency, mode-choice and design research
Author(s) Dovey, K
Woodcock, I
Pike, L
Year 2017
Journal name Planning Practice and Research
Volume number 32
Issue number 4
Start page 402
End page 416
Total pages 15
Publisher Routledge
Abstract Imperatives to develop more walkable, transit-oriented and low-carbon cities have accentuated the need to understand the performance and possible transformation of urban access networks. Within a framework of complex adaptive systems and assemblage thinking we develop isochrone mapping of urban transport access in four transport modes: walking, cycling, public transport and cars. These isochrones can be used to compare the range and area of urban access for each of these modes, over different time limits and for different times of day. Such mapping gears urban morphology to the phenomenology of urban transport and enables us to better understand mode choice. Through design research we can also test a range of possible design scenarios for infrastructure investment and show their impact on the isochrone maps. We conclude with a focus on the relations between car and public transport isochrones as a means of better understanding car-dependency and what we call the 'Car/PT assemblage'.
Subject Transport Planning
Urban and Regional Planning not elsewhere classified
Urban Analysis and Development
Keyword(s) assemblage
design research
Isochrone mapping
mode-choice
urban transport
walkability
DOI - identifier 10.1080/02697459.2017.1329487
Copyright notice © 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor and Francis Group
ISSN 0269-7459
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