LENGTH OF WALKING DISTANCES AND DISTANCE BETWEEN STOPS: THEIR INFLUENCE ON THE ATTRACTIVENESS OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Walking distance as a factor in providing adequate public transportation is closely related to distance between stops (stations), route (line) alignment and land use planning. The size of the catchment area of a stop, i.e. the area from which passengers come, is expressed in geometrical terms. The position of the stops in their urban environment defines the catchment area of a route; in the ideal network, the catchment areas of parallel routes would overlap. Data relative to walking distances have been obtained empirically and are based on many years of experience; further investigation of the subject is suggested.

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  • Accession Number: 00080342
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Association of Public Transport (UITP)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1981 12:00AM