Socioeconomic Characteristics, Land Use and Travel Patterns in Seoul

by Jongho Rhee, Kyonggi University, Department of Traffic Engineering, Kyonggi-Do, Republic of Korea,
Keeyeon Hwang, Kyonggi University, Department of Traffic Engineering, Kyonggi-Do, Republic of Korea,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

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

Abstract: The nature of the city in terms of the need for public transportation is discussed. As such, the public transportation modes to be dealt with are subway, bus, and taxi. This paper consists of three parts. At first, it will discuss the socioeconomic and land use elements, which affect the transportation environment in Seoul. Second, historic reviews on the travel patterns will be presented. Finally, it will discuss specific policy alternatives applied for solving the problems in Seoul.

Subject Headings: Land use | Travel patterns | Social factors | Traffic management | Systems management | Transportation management | Subways | Asia | Seoul | South Korea

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