Using connectivity for measuring equity in transit provision

Popoks, Dmitrijs, Kaplan, Sigal, Prato, Carlo Giacomo and Ceder, Avishai (Avi) (2014). Using connectivity for measuring equity in transit provision. In: Transportation Research Board (TRB) 93rd Annual Meeting. Transportation Research Board (TRB) 93rd Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, United States, (). 12-16 January 2014.

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Author Popoks, Dmitrijs
Kaplan, Sigal
Prato, Carlo Giacomo
Ceder, Avishai (Avi)
Title of paper Using connectivity for measuring equity in transit provision
Conference name Transportation Research Board (TRB) 93rd Annual Meeting
Conference location Washington, DC, United States
Conference dates 12-16 January 2014
Proceedings title Transportation Research Board (TRB) 93rd Annual Meeting
Publication Year 2014
Sub-type Fully published paper
Total pages 19
Language eng
Abstract/Summary This study proposes transit connectivity as a comprehensive impedance measure for equity assessment within transit planning and evaluation processes. Transit connectivity considers travel time, access/egress times, waiting time, service reliability, frequency, and ‘seamless’ transfers along multimodal paths. In addition, transit connectivity considers the relative importance of impedance components. The method is applied to the multimodal transit system in the Greater Copenhagen Area, renowned for its transit-oriented finger-plan. The GIS representation of the network includes service lines, timetables, and stations of metro, trains, and buses. The algorithm considers multiple paths between origin-destination pairs and proves effective in measuring origin and destination connectivity in the zones of the Greater Copenhagen Area in relation to their socioeconomic characteristics. Results show (i) high connectivity to densely populated zones with lower values in the eastern ‘finger’, (ii) connectivity cavities that are mainly spatial but also income related, (iii) high connectivity of employees to the locus of knowledge, and (iv) high connectivity of students to higher-education institutions and employment centers with the exception of the eastern ‘finger’.
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