Socioeconomic Characteristics, Land Use and Travel Patterns of São Paulo, Brazil

by Eduardo A. Vasconcellos, ANTP, Rua Augusta 1626, 01304-902, São Paulo, Brazil,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

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


The Sao paulo metropolitan region is experiencing intense growth in the last decades and has consolidated itself as the most important economic and political region in the country. Current conditions are deteriorating quickly, in face of diminishing investments in subway and trains, lack of proper priority treatment for buses and increasing automobile based congestion, leading to high travel times and excess pollution. Thus, current problems are challenging the region's economic efficiency and its related position as a candidate world city and is promoting an intense debate on alternative transportation solutions.

Subject Headings: Economic factors | Social factors | Land use | Travel patterns | Developing countries | Urban and regional development | Urban areas | Political factors | Brazil | South America

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