Appraisal of Spatial Accessibility by Public Transport Network--A Case Study in the Center of the Belém Metropolitan Area, Brazil-

The purpose of this study is to propose an appraisal method which enables the assessment of the degree of social inequalities in the distribution of available opportunities and the associated impedance to utilize them due to level of service (LOS) of public transportation. The scopes of research are: a) benefits and their extent from accessibility improvement; b) to investigate the most appropriate transport plan to minimize spatial inequalities. An accessibility index is suggested to be applied to the appraisal of public transport and land-use coordinated policy in the Belém Metropolitan Area, Brazil. The paper concludes with the findings that no investment in public transportation causes the general reduction in accessibility in the study area. Additionally, it is found that the disadvantaged income groups are facing less accessible conditions in each scenario.

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    World Conference on Transport Research Society

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  • Authors:
    • Hirobata, Yasuhiro
    • Aguiar, Regivaldo
    • Nakanishi, Hitomi
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  • Publication Date: 2007


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 15p
  • Monograph Title: 11th World Conference on Transport Research

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  • Accession Number: 01130406
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 29 2009 10:59AM