Analysis of travel patterns between road and transit-oriented development areas

Seungjae Lee, Shinhae Lee, Dongjoo Park, Chungwon Lee

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The objectives of this study are to analyze the travel patterns based on social changes between 1996 and 2002, and then to identify main implications in transport policies in the Seoul Metropolitan Area (SMA). In SMA, there are many changes during 6 years. For example, SMA has changed the paradigm of transportation policy from car-oriented policy to public-oriented policy. So, this study examines the general travel pattern changes in the SMA and compares the travel patterns of regions invested in road construction (road-invested areas) with those of regions invested in transit (transit-invested areas). Study results show that while road investment had little effect on reducing congestion, the number of cars decreased in transit-invested areas due to the modal shift to transit modes. This study suggests that transit-oriented policies should be utilized as a solution to overcome severe traffic congestion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-10
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Advanced Transportation
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2010


  • Downs-Thomson's paradox
  • Median bus lane
  • Seoul metropolitan area
  • Transit-oriented development
  • Travel pattern analysis


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