Journal article

Land use and urban travel in Kumasi, Ghana

Michael Poku-Boansi, Patrick Brandful Cobbinah

GEOJOURNAL | SPRINGER | Published : 2018


Globally, transport literature indicates a strong effect of land use on urban travel as people living in low density suburban areas tend to travel more by car than people living in high density urban areas. This is because in dense areas, public transport is organised more efficiently and travellers tend to travel shorter distances. However, this assertion is frequently based on locations with efficient integration of transport within the land use planning framework. In Ghana and many African countries, it remains unknown whether the effect of land use on urban travel is strong as reported in developed countries and elsewhere. This research examines the effect of land use on urban travel in ..

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