Evaluating place-based accessibility using space-time utility perspective

William H.K. Lam, Bi Yu Chen, Eric J. Miller

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Abstract

The conventional static place-based accessibility measures are commonly used in practice for evaluation of transport network performance. However, this conventional approach have often been criticized for ignoring the dynamics in human space-time behaviours and urban environments. In this study, dynamic place-based accessibility measures are proposed to extend the conventional place-based measures by combining the merits of the place-based and space-time utility-based approaches. In this new approach, the accessibility of a place within the study area can be evaluated by the space-time utility approach in terms of activity duration, travel time and facility attractiveness. The individual choice behaviours amongst multiple alternatives are explicitly considered in the place-based accessibility evaluation. To demonstrate the implementation and applicability of the proposed place-based accessibility measures, a comprehensive case study is carried out in Wuhan which is one of the fast-growing mega cities in China.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication3rd International Conference on Civil, Structural and Transportation Engineering, ICCSTE 2018
PublisherAvestia Publishing
Pages109.1-109.8
ISBN (Print)9781927877487
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Event3rd International Conference on Civil, Structural and Transportation Engineering, ICCSTE 2018 - Niagara Falls, United States
Duration: 10 Jun 201812 Jun 2018

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Civil, Structural and Transportation Engineering
ISSN (Electronic)2369-3002

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Civil, Structural and Transportation Engineering, ICCSTE 2018
CountryUnited States
CityNiagara Falls
Period10/06/1812/06/18

Keywords

  • Accessibility
  • Space-time utility
  • Time geography
  • Transport Network Performance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transportation
  • Materials Chemistry

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