New York City's Socioeconomic Characteristics, Land Use and Travel Patterns

by Andrew Bata, MTA New York City Transit, 130 Livingston Street 3036, Brooklyn, NY 11201, United States,
Shoshana Cooper, MTA New York City Transit, 130 Livingston Street 3036, Brooklyn, NY 11201, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Urban Public Transportation Systems: Implementing Efficient Urban Transit Systems and Enhancing Transit Usage

Abstract: The dense land use of New York City is the defining characteristic of travel in New York City. The large number of people who live and work in a relatively small landmass reduces the need to travel and improves the usefulness of walking and public transportation. However, most of these people want and/or need to travel between the areas where they live and to the areas where they work at about the same time. These circumstances, as well as the proximity of many places of employment to each other, increase travel times and decrease the quality and predictability of most people's daily commute.

Subject Headings: Land use | Travel patterns | Rail transportation | Social factors | Travel time | Rapid transit systems | Transportation management | Commute | North America | United States | New York | New York City

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