Potential effects of public transport planning measures

P.J.H.J. Waerden, van der, H.J.P. Timmermans, M. Berenos, G. Vermeulen

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Abstract

This paper provides some insights into the importance and effects of public transport related planning measures. Ten different planning measures to stimulate car drivers and bicyclists to choose for public transport were investigated. The data were collected using a home-sent questionnaire. The questionnaires were distributed in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands. The data of 605 respondents were used for the analyses. The analyses consisted of two parts. First, the most important planning measures were identified. It appears that planning measures initiated by the public transport company might be more successful than measures initiated by the municipality. It appeared that travel costs and travel time related measures are indicated as important. The second step of the analyses dealt with the average number of trips and the average trip distance that could be transferred from car or bicycle to public transport when the most important measure was implemented. It appears that most successful planning measures in the case of trip frequency are seat guarantee and the introduction of speed limits for cars. Most successful measures in the case of trip distance concern the relative travel time of public transport compared to the car and costs of car parking and bike storage.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ETC Conference, PTRC London
Place of PublicationLondon, UK, on line, 10 pp.
PublisherPTRC
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Eventconference; ETC Conference, PTRC London -
Duration: 1 Jan 2007 → …

Conference

Conferenceconference; ETC Conference, PTRC London
Period1/01/07 → …
OtherETC Conference, PTRC London

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