Influence of urban morphology on the use of BRT transport system

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Urban planning has the responsibility for defining the territorial and urban models of cities, this determines the distribution of the demand for mobility in the cities. Hence, it is important to affirm the character of the two-way relationship between the spatial distribution and public transportation systems. Using the primary and secondary data with multiple regression model, the present study analyses the relationship of the built environment with the number of passengers registered in the year 2014 in the Bus Rapid Transit in the city of Quito, Ecuador. The delimitation of the service area in the built environment of stops is carried out with the support of the Geographic Information System (GIS). The results show the importance of no-resident population density and diversity of land uses and road density at the time of explaining the number of users of the system at each stop. Research allows to estimate both the future transportation system demand, as well as the impact that can have urban variables on the use of the Bus Rapid Transit in future growth of the urban area.
Book of proceedings: Annual AESOP Congress, Spaces of Dialog for Places of Dignity, Lisbon, 11-14th July, 2017
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