Journal article

Urban Form and Travel Patterns by Commuters: Comparative Case Study of Wuhan and Xi'an, China

Liu Yang, Yuanqing Wang, Qiang Bai, Sunsheng Han

JOURNAL OF URBAN PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT | ASCE-AMER SOC CIVIL ENGINEERS | Published : 2018

Abstract

This study explores the relationship between monocentric and polycentric urban forms and commuting patterns in Chinese cities with dense populations and rapid motorization and urbanization, with Wuhan (three subcenters separated by rivers since the city's formation) and Xi'an (a monocentric city) as case cities. The analysis uses statistical methods and logit models based on 1,194 and 1,501 surveyed households in Wuhan and Xi'an, respectively. Compared with Xi'an and other polycentric cities, Wuhan has shorter commuting distances in the outer areas (3.9 km), smaller car mode share (16.6%), larger nonmotorized mode share (36.8%), more commutes inside the subcenters (91.3%), more public transi..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council


Awarded by Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research


Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China


Awarded by Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities of China


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was funded by the Australian Research Council (ARCDP1094801), Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research (ARCP2011-07CMY-Han), National Natural Science Foundation of China (51178055-E0807), The Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities of China (310821172201), and The Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities of China (310821172202). The authors appreciate the work of Prof. Jingnan Huang of Wuhan University collecting data for Wuhan. The authors also thank Zhen Wang and Zihe Zhang, postgraduate students at Chang'an University, and Chao Li, Ph.D. student at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, for providing research assistance. Finally, the authors thank Candice Tan at the University of Melbourne for the English editing of this work.