Zemp, S; Stauffacher, M; Lang, DJ; Scholz, RW "Classifying railway stations for strategic transport and land use planning: Context matters!" JOURNAL OF TRANSPORT GEOGRAPHY 19 (4). JUL 2011. p.670-679 ELSEVIER SCI LTD, OXFORD
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TITLE: Classifying railway stations for strategic transport and
land use planning: Context matters! (Article, English)
AUTHOR: Zemp, S; Stauffacher, M; Lang, DJ; Scholz, RW
SOURCE: JOURNAL OF TRANSPORT GEOGRAPHY 19 (4). JUL 2011.
p.670-679 ELSEVIER SCI LTD, OXFORD
ABSTRACT: The classification of railway stations is a potentially
powerful tool for strategic transport and land use planning. Existing
classifications rely strongly on the indicator "passenger frequency", which
focuses on transport related issues, blending performance with preconditions
at a given site. We argue that a classification system for strategic planning
should focus on the demands and conditions of the site within which the
railway station must function, i.e. system context.
Here, we present such a classification system: a cluster analysis of the 1700
Swiss railway stations relying solely on context factors. The resulting classes
vary primarily in density (of land use and transport services) and use
(commuting, leisure time, tourism). Common geographic patterns and class-
specific dynamics are discernable. These results indicate that classification
based on the relevant demands and conditions given by context leads to
clearly interpretable classes and supports multi-perspective strategic planning
for railway stations. The systematic approach allows for a better
understanding of the interrelations between railway stations and their context.
(C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
AUTHOR ADDRESS: S Zemp, ETH, Inst Environm Decis Nat & Social Sci
Interface, CH-8092 Zurich, Switzerland
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