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Evolution in the train mode travel times at the Metropolitan Region of São Paulo

Author(s): Carlos Eduardo Paiva Cardoso

Journal: Journal of Transport Literature
ISSN 2238-1031

Volume: 5;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 182;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: train | bike trips | bike parkings | travel times | walking times | walkings

The aim of this study was to evaluate the distribution and the evolution of train and walking time travels (walks in the beginning and in the end of trips to access this mode of transportation) in the Metropolitan Region of São Paulo. For the analysis it will be used the São Paulo Metro Origin/Destination (OD) Research for the years of 1997, 2002 and 2007. The result of this analysis enabled us to understand the growth of train travel - about 70% larger than the population growth in the Metropolitan Region, about 15% in these 10 years - and also the increasing of the average travel time related to this mode of transportation. Concerning to the walkings made to access this mode of transportation, it was found that about 500 thousand had their time greater than or equal to 15 minutes. The spatial distribution of these hikes was analysed considering they could be transformed into bike trips, through the development of public policies for this purpose . We also compared the number of walkings to access the train stations to the number of vacancies in the bike parkings.
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