THE USE OF GIS IN THE EVALUATION OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT PROPOSALS

Geographic information systems (GIS) offer a powerful way of analysing and presenting the impacts and benefits of public transport initiatives. Where public transport proposals have recognisable and understandable spatial impacts, for example, changes in levels of accessibility, these can be linked to other spatially related data for analysis and evaluation. Furthermore they offer a clear visual exposition of the results of such studies. This paper presents the results of a series of studies in London which investigate the relationships between, and benefits of, public transport proposals and demographic and planning information. Typical examples include: relating changes in accessibility to areas of social stress; and relating changes in accessibility to unemployment and to skill levels in the workforce. Further linkages covered include the relationship between accessibility change and planning policies for development which for their realisation, require access to labour and to sectors of the population. (A) For the covering abstract see IRRD 866258.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 105-15

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00668668
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-86050-259-7
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 16 1994 12:00AM