A Longitudinal Analysis of Densities within the Pedestrian Sheds around Metro Stations. The Case of Tehran

Masoumi, Houshmand E. and Shaygan, Maryam (2016) A Longitudinal Analysis of Densities within the Pedestrian Sheds around Metro Stations. The Case of Tehran. TeMA Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment. pp. 5-20. ISSN 1970-9870

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Evaluation of spatial accessibility to public transportation has a weak background in many emerging countries, including Iran. Transit-Oriented Development is of great interest among Iranian planners and academics, but little is known about transit orientation provided by major public transport systems exemplified by the Tehran Metro. Statistical difference tests and polynomial regression done in this study show how residential densities within walking distances of metro stations established at different times after 1998 are significantly different. Both population and employment densities have decreased in more recent stations compared to those opened between 2005 and 2010. Moreover, one-way T-Tests comparing the population and densities of older lines with those of newer lines reveal that, in most cases, densities within walking distances of stations of older lines are higher. The paper concludes that lack of proper site selection and failing to locate new stations near job centers and highly populated areas threatens the transit-friendliness that emerged in the early years after establishing the first metro station in 1998.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Special issue 2016, Transit-Oriented Development in Iran: Challenges and Solutions
Uncontrolled Keywords: Transit-Oriented Development, urban development, population density, employment density, walking distance, accessibility, public transportation, Tehran
Subjects: 700 Arti, Belle arti e Arti decorative > 710 Urbanistica e paesistica > 711 Urbanistica (Pianificazione territoriale) (Classificare le opere d'insieme su Urbanistica e Architettura in 720; classificare le opere interdisciplinari sull'Urbanistica in 307.12) > 711.094 Urbanistica - Europa (Pianificazione territoriale - Europa)
Depositing User: Rosa Anna La Rocca
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2016 09:32
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2016 09:32
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/15488

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