Title
Relationship between spatial proximity and travel-to-work distance : the effect of the compact city Relationship between spatial proximity and travel-to-work distance : the effect of the compact city
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Applied Economics
Faculty of Law
Publication type
article
Publication
Oxford ,
Subject
Economics
Source (journal)
Regional studies. - Oxford
Volume/pages
46(2012) :6 , p. 687-706
ISSN
0034-3404
ISI
000304589300001
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Abstract
Relationship between spatial proximity and travel-to-work distance: the effect of the compact city, Regional Studies. In this paper, an assessment is made of the relationship between selected aspects of spatial proximity (density, diversity, minimum commuting distance, jobshousing balance and job accessibility) and reported commuting distances in Flanders, Belgium. Results show that correlations may depend on the considered trip end. For example, a high residential density, a high degree of spatial diversity and a high level of job accessibility are all associated with a short commute by residents, while a high job density is associated with a long commute by employees. A jobshousing balance close to 1 is associated with a short commute by both residents and employees. In general, it appears that the alleged sustainability benefits of the compact city model are still valid in a context of continuously expanding commuting trip lengths.
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