Journal of Intelligent Transportation and Urban Planning
Journal of Intelligent Transportation and Urban Planning(ITUP)
Frequency: Annually
Integration of Bicycle as Feeder Mode in Bus Rapid Transit System
Public transit plays a vital role in economic development for the access to the travellers to the city centers. The access/egress transport connectivity to the transit bus stops can increase opportunities of accessibility to a greater number of the commuters/travellers for the city. The present paper highlighted such kind of new research on the basis of one mode choice as Bicycle with four optional service categories such as Exclusive Bicycle Lane, Bicycle in mixed traffic, Bicycle Park & Ride facilities and Bicycle protection from heat & rain. The Multinomial Logit (MNL) Model was developed for proposed Integrated Feeder Public Transit Service (IFPTS) using bicycle as feeder mode using four categories of this service for Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) in Viratnagar to Naroda Patiya corridor of Ahmedabad City. The explanatory variables included in the models are the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of individuals, trip/travel characteristics, and feeder choice attributes. The model was developed using six independent variables viz. Household Income, Household size, Vehicle Ownership, Travel time, Travel Cost and Travel Distance to analyse the attitudinal behaviour of commuters towards proposed IFPTS. The findings from the model indicated that the attitudes of the commuters/travellers into the study area are nearly good results which implies that the choice of bicycle as feeder mode is moderately good. The output of this research is extremely useful for BRT system of Ahmedabad city, by the integration using bicycle feeder mode facilities to maximize the utility of this system, and is suitable as a mathematical foundation for modelling developed in the study.
Keywords:Integrated Feeder service; Bicycle; Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS); Home Interview Survey; Multinomial Logit Model
Author: Manjurali I. Balya,Dr. Rakeshkumar


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