Travel characteristics of residents living in Shatin: How do they differ from the rest of the city? What are the implications on sustainable urban transport?

B. P. Y. LOO, Sin Yin Alice CHOW

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransportation and the economy: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, December 10, 2005
EditorsWilliam H. K. LAM, Jia YAN
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherHong Kong Society for Transportation Studies
Pages578-588
ISBN (Print)9889884712, 9789889884710
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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Citation

Loo, B. P. Y., & Chow, S. Y. (2005). Travel characteristics of residents living in Shatin: How do they differ from the rest of the city? What are the implications on sustainable urban transport? In W. H. K. Lam, & J. Yan (Eds.), Transportation and the economy: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, December 10, 2005 (pp. 578-588). Hong Kong: Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies.