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Journal of Advanced Transportation
Volume 2018, Article ID 3754205, 11 pages
Research Article

An Evaluation Method of Urban Public Transport Facilities Resource Supply Based on Accessibility

1The Key Laboratory of Road and Traffic Engineering, Ministry of Education, Tongji University, Shanghai 201804, China
2Shenzhen Urban Transport Planning Center Co., Ltd., Shenzhen Key Laboratory for Traffic Information and Traffic Engineering, Shenzhen 518021, China
3Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California Davis, California, CA 95616, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Chao Sun; moc.qq@691761946

Received 2 June 2018; Revised 25 August 2018; Accepted 2 September 2018; Published 29 October 2018

Academic Editor: Jaeyoung Lee

Copyright © 2018 Chao Sun et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The two indices of the supply level of urban public transport facilities resource and the public transport-private cars traveling time ratio are used to evaluate the public transport accessibility in urban networks. An evaluation method for urban public transport facilities resource supply is proposed based on accessibility by taking Shenzhen as the research area and by using the London PTAL evaluation system. The method takes into account the walking time outside the public transit station and the spatial layout of public transit stations, reflects regional development opportunity, and can reflect regional differences regarding public transport facilities resources in various spatial scales. This paper evaluates the relative service competiveness of public transports and private cars in the entire travel of individuals based on the public transport-private cars travelling time ratio, which lays a foundation to judge the service level of public transport and to make a purpose-specific transportation policy and public transport development scheme.