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Bicycle accessibility of train stations in the Randstad South Wing of the Netherlands: quantifying the use of the bicycle as access mode

Coster, O. (2013) Bicycle accessibility of train stations in the Randstad South Wing of the Netherlands: quantifying the use of the bicycle as access mode.

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Abstract:Introduction: In the Netherlands, the bicycle is an important access mode to the train station with a modal share of 39% (Givoni & Rietveld, 2007). The bicycle therefore plays a significant role in the accessibility of a train station. In this research is explored what influences the choice of people to take the bicycle to go to the station. The context in which this research is done is the regional transit-­‐oriented development program of the Randstad South Wing, called StedenbaanPlus. The StedenbaanPlus program is the regional TOD program that aims to densify urbanization around train stations and improve the station accessibility (Programmabureau StedenbaanPlus, 2012b). Objectives: The goal of this research resulted from both the DBR research program ‘Transit Oriented Development in the Randstad South Wing’ and the issues viewed in practice by StedenbaanPlus. This thesis aims to fill a gap in the knowledge by using a quantitative approach to determine the explanatory variables of bicycle use as access mode to the train station. For this approach, data sources on the bicycle network, public transport, individual traveler characteristics and the built environment was combined and processed in a spatial and statistical analysis. The main research question of this thesis is: What determines the bicycle accessibility of the train station in the Randstad South Wing?
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:ET: Engineering Technology
Subject:56 civil engineering
Programme:Civil Engineering and Management MSc (60026)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/63110
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