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


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: Public transportation | Rail transportation | Social factors | Rapid transit systems | Transportation management | Travel patterns | Light (artificial) | Singapore | Asia

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