Socioeconomic Characteristics, Land Uses and Travel Patterns in Pusan

by Hang Mook Yoon, Dept. of Urban Engineering, Dongeui University, 24 Gaya-Dong, Pusanjin-Ku, Pusan, Republic of Korea,
Sang-Soo Lee, Dept. of Urban Engineering, Dongeui University, 24 Gaya-Dong, Pusanjin-Ku, Pusan, Republic of Korea,
Yong Eun Shin, Dept. of Urban Engineering, Dongeui University, 24 Gaya-Dong, Pusanjin-Ku, Pusan, Republic of Korea,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

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

Abstract: Pusan is the second largest city in Korea with a total population of approximately 3.9 million. Despite the geographical limitation of the city, the number of cars are increasing. Although highway expansions are made to relieve traffic congestion, its supply of transportation infrastructure is continuously outstripped by a tremendous increase in travel demand. As a solution to the problem, the Pusan Metropolitan City Government has made promote of competitiveness of public transit system as the first priority of transportation policy. Its objectives are to divert auto and taxi users to the transit system by improving the quality of transit services, while discouraging the use of autos.

Subject Headings: Land use | Travel patterns | Social factors | Urban areas | Transportation management | Rapid transit systems | Public policy | Automobiles | Population projection | Asia | South Korea

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