Relationships between urban form and travel behavior in medium-sized cities of China

Wenzhu Zhou, Jianqiang Yang, Hing Keung William Lam

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Abstract

With the recent rapid growth of urban development, particularly in medium-sized cities in Mainland China, there is a need to investigate the relationships between urban form and travel behavior by different-purposed trips for sustainable urban development. This paper proposes a systematic method for qualifying land use pattern by density, land use balance, and travel behaviors of modal split. Trip length and traffic emissions also will be investigated. Data collected from seven medium-sized cities in Mainland China are used for statistical analyses and model development. On the basis of the analysis and model results, insightful findings and constructive suggestions are given for sustainable land use patterned by travel behavior and purpose in Chinese medium-sized cities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICCTP 2011
Subtitle of host publicationTowards Sustainable Transportation Systems - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference of Chinese Transportation Professionals
Pages2681-2693
Number of pages13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Oct 2011
Event11th International Conference of Chinese Transportation Professionals: Towards Sustainable Transportation Systems, ICCTP 2011 - Nanjing, China
Duration: 14 Aug 201117 Aug 2011

Conference

Conference11th International Conference of Chinese Transportation Professionals: Towards Sustainable Transportation Systems, ICCTP 2011
Country/TerritoryChina
CityNanjing
Period14/08/1117/08/11

Keywords

  • China
  • Driver behavior
  • Traffic management
  • Urban areas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transportation

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