Assessing Social Inclusiveness of Public Transportation Systems Using Cluster Analysis

This study suggests the concept of social inclusion of public transport, with emphasis on measuring and evaluating the inclusion of mobile rights as a prerequisite for socioeconomic activities. Social inclusion levels are assessed using two measures of spatial and temporal accessibility of the public transport system. Experiments were carried out to verify the method of assessing social inclusion using detailed traffic and geographic information data for 162 cities in Korea. Clustering was used to identify regional inequalities as a measure of social inclusiveness as well as the black and underserved areas of public transport services. The results show that the social inclusion of public transport systems is much better in metropolitan areas with higher population density than rural areas with lower population density. The concept of social inclusion through public transportation is expected to play an important role in establishing the transportation policy direction to secure the basic mobility right.


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  • Accession Number: 01672366
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  • Files: TRIS, JSTAGE
  • Created Date: Apr 25 2018 3:03PM