In this paper, we begin by examining the meanings of a sustainable transport community in terms of travel behaviour. Then, some travel behaviour indicators are developed to measure the transport sustainability levels of three zones in Hong Kong: Shatin, the urban core and the rest of Hong Kong. Shatin is chosen as a case study because it is a major new town in Hong Kong with more mature development and a well-developed transport system. Through the comparisons of travel characteristics, levels of dependency on the urban core and the modal split of intra-zonal and inter-zonal trips, we can rate Shatin, the urban core and the rest of Hong Kong according to their progress towards a sustainable transport community. The findings will shed light on the formulation of a sustainable urban transport strategy for Hong Kong in the future. Copyright © 2005 HKSTS.
|Title of host publication||Transportation and the economy: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, December 10, 2005|
|Editors||William H. K. LAM, Jia YAN|
|Place of Publication||Hong Kong|
|Publisher||Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies|
|ISBN (Print)||9889884712, 9789889884710|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|