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Title: A SYSTEMS APPROACH TO ASSESS AND IMPROVE THE LAST-MILE ACCESS TO MASS TRANSITS
Authors: KUMAR ASHWANI
Keywords: urban transport, last-mile index, commuter cycling, systems perspective, mass transit
Issue Date: 21-Jan-2015
Citation: KUMAR ASHWANI (2015-01-21). A SYSTEMS APPROACH TO ASSESS AND IMPROVE THE LAST-MILE ACCESS TO MASS TRANSITS. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Rapid urbanization, coupled with increasing private motorization, poses serious challenges to urban mobility. Development of mass transits and promotion of non-motorised modes, especially for the last-mile access, are widely considered as possible solutions. Taking a systems perspective, we explore ways in which the last-mile access can be improved and measured in different cities. As cycling is a cheap and efficient mode for last-mile trips, we develop a generic framework to promote commuter cycling and examine its potential in Singapore by applying analytics on fare-card data. Next, we conduct a study of Delhi metro to better understand the factors that determine attractiveness of rail transits and identify ways to increase ridership by improving last-mile access. We also develop an optimization approach to pick a portfolio of last-mile interventions for a metro network. Finally, we develop indices to measure the state of last-mile access and demonstrate their application in Singapore and Delhi.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/120638
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