Land Use-Transportation Interaction in Bangkok: Impact of Urban Rail Transit and Pilot Model Development

This paper presents a study of land use transportation interaction in the developing countries context. Several issues regarding the development of land use model in developing metropolis is discussed and a case study of Bangkok is presented. The present situation of urban and transport development is described, showing that land use interaction is not explicitly considered in the transportation analysis. Empirical evidence from the railway projects shows that interaction of land use and transportation interaction is quite strong and must not be ignored. To analyze land use and transportation interaction, an effective tool is required. Among the existing urban models, TRANUS is selected as a pilot system for Bangkok for several reasons. The design and calibration of Bangkok model are described. Scenario analyses provide insight how land use is incorporated in the comprehensive urban transportation analysis scheme. Policies such as road pricing or TOD are effective countermeasures to compact the city and relieve traffic congestion. Lessens learned from the present system gave an idea of the next grand model design for Bangkok.


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  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 22p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 86th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers CD-ROM

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01047547
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 07-0087
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 8 2007 4:38PM