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Comparable Measures of Accessibility to Public Transport Using the General Transit Feed Specification

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Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Seoul National University, Gwanak-ro 1, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 08826, Korea
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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Integrated Research Institute of Construction and Environmental Engineering, Seoul National University, Gwanak-ro 1, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 08826, Korea
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Academic Editors: Thorsten Schuetze, Hendrik Tieben, Lorenzo Chelleri, York Ostermeyer and Marc Wolfram
Sustainability 2016, 8(3), 224; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su8030224
Received: 27 November 2015 / Revised: 16 February 2016 / Accepted: 19 February 2016 / Published: 1 March 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Towards True Smart and Green Cities?)
Public transport plays a critical role in the sustainability of urban settings. The mass mobility and quality of urban lives can be improved by establishing public transport networks that are accessible to pedestrians within a reasonable walking distance. Accessibility to public transport is characterized by the ease with which inhabitants can reach means of transportation such as buses or metros. By measuring the degree of accessibility to public transport networks using a common data format, a comparative study can be conducted between different cities or metropolitan areas with different public transit systems. The General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) by Google Developers allows this by offering a common format based on text files and sharing the data set voluntarily produced and contributed by the public transit agencies of many participating cities around the world. This paper suggests a method to assess and compare public transit accessibility in different urban areas using the GTFS feed and demographic data. To demonstrate the value of the new method, six examples of metropolitan areas and their public transit accessibility are presented and compared. View Full-Text
Keywords: accessibility; public transport; general transit feed specification; comparable measures; geographic information system accessibility; public transport; general transit feed specification; comparable measures; geographic information system
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Bok, J.; Kwon, Y. Comparable Measures of Accessibility to Public Transport Using the General Transit Feed Specification. Sustainability 2016, 8, 224. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su8030224

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Bok J, Kwon Y. Comparable Measures of Accessibility to Public Transport Using the General Transit Feed Specification. Sustainability. 2016; 8(3):224. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su8030224

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Bok, Jinjoo, and Youngsang Kwon. 2016. "Comparable Measures of Accessibility to Public Transport Using the General Transit Feed Specification" Sustainability 8, no. 3: 224. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su8030224

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