Present Assessment of Public Traffic System Based on GIS in Kitakyushu


With increasing of serious environment problems and the coming of the aging society, new traffic systems should be urgently rebuilt. It is necessary to evaluate the traffic service level by utilizing new technique and tool. This paper takes Kitakyushu city as case study to carry out an evaluation of urban traffic system. The concept of accessibility and mobility is used to evaluate the present condition of existing public traffic system based on GIS technology, and then establishment of new route is discussed according to the evaluation results. Additionally, this paper established GIS database and illustrated the relationship between the public traffic and population density. The regions without enough existing traffic were identified. Moreover, the essential terms and considerations were put forward to simulate a new route of public traffic line.

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Watari, K. and Gao, W. (2014) Present Assessment of Public Traffic System Based on GIS in Kitakyushu. Open Journal of Civil Engineering, 4, 397-405. doi: 10.4236/ojce.2014.44034.

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