Using accessibility indicators to investigate urban growth and motorcycles use in Ha Noi City, Vietnam

N.N. Quang, Ngoc Quang Quang, M.H.P. Zuidgeest, F.H.M. van den Bosch, R.V. Sliuzas, M.F.A.M. van Maarseveen

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

116 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

To investigate the impact of urban growth on motorcycles use in Ha Noi City, Vietnam, this paper maps and analysis three types of accessibility indicators. The results show that the levels of accessibility to jobs by public transport are very poor as compared to motorcycle and car, explaining the very low share of public transport in the modal split. People living in satellite cities and towns experience very poor levels of accessibility to jobs for all transport modes, including motorcycle. The analysis shows that most urban growth takes place in areas that have relatively high levels of accessibility to jobs by motorcycle or car. This result can help to explain why Hanoians “like” to use motorcycle rather than public transport and why urban growth is not taking place in satellite cities or towns as generally assumed but concentrates around the main (accessible part of the) city.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies
Subtitle of host publicationTowards a harmonized transportation society : the 10th EASTS Conference, 9-12 September 2013, Taipei, Taiwan
Place of PublicationTokyo
PublisherEastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies (EASTS)
Pages20 p.-
Publication statusPublished - 9 Sep 2013
Event10th EASTS Conference: Towards a harmonized transportation society - Chang Yung-Fa Foundation Building, Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 9 Sep 201312 Sep 2013
Conference number: 10

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies
PublisherEastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies (EASTS)
Volume9
ISSN (Electronic)1881-1132

Conference

Conference10th EASTS Conference
Abbreviated titleEASTS
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period9/09/1312/09/13

Keywords

  • IR-90352
  • METIS-298933

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Using accessibility indicators to investigate urban growth and motorcycles use in Ha Noi City, Vietnam'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this