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Marti, Christian M.
- Conference Paper
This paper presents a new method for assessing transit and development co-location and applies it to a case study in Zaanstad, the Netherlands. Co-location is a core element of transit oriented development. It is currently assessed by designating activities within a given distance from transit as “close to transit” and calculating the activity density of these catchment areas or the share of activities falling within them. However, transit demand decreases with distance, so the distribution of activities within transit catchment areas matters in addition to the average density. The new method’s main contribution is explicitly assessing density distribution within transit catchment areas. The method is based on the notion that density should not increase with distance from transit. Results of the case study demonstrate the method’s ability to compare station areas based on aggregate indicator values, while also providing maps with disaggregate and spatially explicit co-location performance. This fine-grained analysis allows planners to identify potential future development areas. Results are compared to commonly used indicators for station area intensity and proximity of activities to transit. An important conclusion is that the new method should be used in combination with one of these intensity indicators Show more
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SubjectPublic transport; Transit orientation; Transit oriented development; Co-location; Indicator
Organisational unit03674 - Weidmann, Ulrich
02226 - NSL - Netzwerk Stadt und Landschaft / NSL - Network City and Landscape
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