Study of Transit-Oriented Development on Travel Behavior and Benefits in Asian Mega-cities

The research was aimed at estimating comprehensive benefits, based on change in travel behavior, of Transit-oriented development (TOD) planning and policies on transport, energy and environment for Asian mega-cites, as well as comparing their effects using same research methodology, process and analysis unit even though study areas are different.

Clean Air Asia activities:

  • Assess each study area in terms of suburbanization trend of population and employment, land use regulation and housing development trend and policies, transportation infrastructure planning and policies, and current conditions and trend of transport
  • Identify the impacts of TOD planning elements on travel behavior relating to decrease of Trip frequency, mode choice (Modal Shift), and distance (time) of travel (change of travel time or travel distance)
  • Compare the analysis results of its travel behavior impacts with other two case study areas
  • Set up potential TOD scenarios appropriate for the each case study area
  • Revise O/D pairs and transport network, based on the scenarios as well as the results of TOD planning impacts
  • Measure TOD benefits on transport, energy and environment
  • Compare TOD benefits and draw policy implications

Donor: Korea Transport Institute (KOTI)

Duration: Jul – Nov 2011

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