Evaluating access to public transport throughout alternate access periods

Mesbah, Mahmoud, Pickering, Eric and Harvey, Travis (2013). Evaluating access to public transport throughout alternate access periods. In: Australasian Transport Research Forum 2013 Proceedings. ATRF 2013: 36th Australasian Transport Research Forum, Gardens Point, QLD, Australia, (1-12). 2-4 October, 2013.

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Author Mesbah, Mahmoud
Pickering, Eric
Harvey, Travis
Title of paper Evaluating access to public transport throughout alternate access periods
Conference name ATRF 2013: 36th Australasian Transport Research Forum
Conference location Gardens Point, QLD, Australia
Conference dates 2-4 October, 2013
Proceedings title Australasian Transport Research Forum 2013 Proceedings
Journal name Australasian Transport Research Forum, ATRF 2013 - Proceedings
Place of Publication Canberra, ACT, Australia
Publisher Australasian Transport Research Forum
Publication Year 2013
Sub-type Fully published paper
Start page 1
End page 12
Total pages 12
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
This research was undertaken to examine how the measurement of access to public transport changes with the use of different methods to calculate access. It also aimed to compare the access to transport across different times of the day. The aim is to develop a measure to evaluate access to public transport and to make several comparisons: between estimates obtained via different methods and between different times of a day. The methods used in the analysis are the Euclidean Buffer and the Network method. The Euclidean Buffer plots a 400m buffer around each of the transport stops and calculates the number of people within the buffer, while the Network method plots a 400m walking path which approximates the pedestrian’s path to the transit station. The public transport network of the Brisbane city is used as a case study. The result of the research proposes that using the Euclidean Buffer Method gives 84.3% coverage for the network whereas the Network method has coverage of 67.8%. Results for the different times shows that there is a negligible difference in access from peak to off-peak and even on Weekends. However, the access considerably reduces in the late night and after mid-night hours.
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