Evaluating Riga Transport System Accessibility

Irina Yatskiv(Jackiva), Evelina Budilovich

Procedia Engineering (ISSN: 1877-7058), Vol. 178, pp. 480–490 (2017)
DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2017.01.091
Keywords: urban transport system, public transport, accessibility, measures

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Accessibility can be defined as the facility that helps people to reach a location to perform an activity. The research presents an overview of the case study: the accessibility analysis of the Riga public transport system. The transport system of Riga is presented and highlighted by the public transport services; the problems of public transport system and development plans are discussed. The author continues to analyse the project of the Riga Central Multimodal Public Transportation Hub that is planned in the frame of the Rail Baltica project and provides the analysis of the Riga Transport System accessibility in the current moment, before reconstruction. Accessibility was calculated on the base of the shortest journey time (or the fastest possible route) during the morning peak hours. The public transport accessibility was analysed and compared with the travel time by private cars. For the calculations, the author used Riga transport model, which is created in EMME software and supported by Riga municipality. The list of zones with the high level of travelling time that needs to be improved for more attractive public transport system was determined.