Comparative Analysis of the Public Transit Modes Based on Urban Area Location Theory
Different characteristics of transportation supply and demand in the big cities and small or medium-sized cities determine different public transportation modes supported the TOD. Many new districts are becoming the main location of urban spatial expansion, and also the most important areas in the process of urbanization. Planning and construction of new district have become the important means and opportunity to restructure the city space. TOD concept is easier to achieve in the new district. Based on the location character of new district, from the perspective of work and living balancing, the suitability was analyzed between rail transit and BRT. Utility analysis was adopted to study the main factors of affecting BRT and conventional public transit utility value. By comparison, BRT is more suitable as the backbone to orient new district development.
KeywordsNew district Transit-oriented development Bus rapid transit Utility
This work is supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China 51408314.
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