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Evaluating the Coordinated Development of Economic, Social and Environmental Benefits of Urban Public Transportation Infrastructure: The Case of Four Chinese Autonomous Municipalities

Version 1 : Received: 1 March 2017 / Approved: 1 March 2017 / Online: 1 March 2017 (10:31:45 CET)

How to cite: Sun, Y.; Cui, Y.; Tao, Z. Evaluating the Coordinated Development of Economic, Social and Environmental Benefits of Urban Public Transportation Infrastructure: The Case of Four Chinese Autonomous Municipalities. Preprints 2017, 2017030006 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201703.0006.v1). Sun, Y.; Cui, Y.; Tao, Z. Evaluating the Coordinated Development of Economic, Social and Environmental Benefits of Urban Public Transportation Infrastructure: The Case of Four Chinese Autonomous Municipalities. Preprints 2017, 2017030006 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201703.0006.v1).

Abstract

The economic, social and environmental benefits generated by the use of urban public transportation infrastructure constitute a complex dynamic urban public transportation infrastructure utilization benefit system. This paper evaluates the coupling coordination among these three benefits taking four Chinese autonomous municipalities as an example. These four cities have large-scale urban public transportation infrastructures but their utilization has many serious problems. The basic function of urban public transportation infrastructure has not been fully played in these cities. Whether the different benefits of urban public transportation infrastructure have been developed in harmony or not is unclear. We analyzed the coordinated development among three benefits by constructing coupling coordination degree model and used Gini coefficient to study the difference of coordinated development among three benefits of four cities. The result shows that the levels of coordinated development among three benefits of urban public transportation infrastructure were lower in these four cities and have positive correlation with it of urban public transportation infrastructure utilization benefit. Raising the level of urban public transportation infrastructure utilization benefit is the most crucial solution of promoting the coordinated development among three benefits.

Subject Areas

urban public transportation infrastructure; utilization benefits; coupling coordination degree model; Gini coefficient

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