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Linking station node- and place functions to traffic flow : a case study of the Tokyu Den-En Toshi line in Tokyo, Japan

Sanders, Joran (2015) Linking station node- and place functions to traffic flow : a case study of the Tokyu Den-En Toshi line in Tokyo, Japan.

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Abstract:The land-use and transport feedback cycle states that activities and accessibility are coinciding in a way that they supplement each other’s existence. Actively shaping the urban environment requires a tool for promoting smart growth, guiding economic development and shifting market demands and lifestyle preferences. Transit Oriented Development (TOD) is a strategy that accommodates increasing urban population with reduced impacts on the transport network and the environment. Although, the effects of these TOD’s on traffic flows on the railway networks is less well documented. This research focusses on determining the effects of land-use and infrastructure developments in station areas on the traffic flow of the railway network. These effects are studied based on the case of the Tokyu Den-En Toshi line, an urban railway line in Tokyo, Japan. To better understand the dynamics between accessibility and activities in station areas the Node-Place (N-P) model was used. The effects of changing station area node and place functions on station use were determined based on a linear regression model. The distribution of link loads on the Den-En Toshi line resulting from the predicted station use was modelled using a growth factor method. Additionally, insights in the history of the Den-En Toshi line and practical experiences were gathered based on expert interview with Tokyu Corporation employees.
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/67082
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