Social Characteristics, Land Use and Travel Patterns of Singapore

by Peter Bow, Land Transport Authority, 460 Alexandra Road 19-00, PSA Bldg., Singapore 119963, Singapore,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

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

Abstract: The transportation system for Singapore in the next century needs to meet not only the increased demand to travel, but also the rising expectations for a quality transport system. Though, the challenge is to provide a high quality public transport system good enough to serve as an alternative mode, replacing private car usage. For transportation policies to be effective, it is necessary to maintain a long term perspective, anticipate change, understand the forces driving the demand and supply and adopt a holistic approach when responding to the challenges.

Subject Headings: Land use | Travel patterns | Social factors | Rapid transit systems | Transportation management | Light (artificial) | Traffic signals | Railroad trains | Travel demand | Asia | Singapore

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