Evaluating public transporation alternatives in the METU Campus with the aid of gis

Güllüoğlu, Naim Cem
Geographical Information Systems (GIS) have been rapidly developed in the fields that need spatial data and transportation planning is one of these fields. Since transportation data is spatially distributed and need spatial, statistical and network based analysis; GIS applications have contributions to transportation planning. In this study, it is aimed to determine a new public transportation mode and route in the METU campus with the aid of GIS by considering the stations of Çayyolu metro route. Besides, it is also aimed to show that GIS can be a useful tool for constructing transport planning database and exploring, analyzing planning data. Gross settlement area of the campus, covering about 220 hectare land on the southern side of the Ankara ا Eskişehir highway, is the study area of this thesis. First, campus land-use, topography, population characteristics and transportation structure are explored. Then, campus trip demand and pedestrian traffic are estimated. Afterwards, eight public transport route alternatives are proposed with their stops or stations for three different modes as; guided light transit, modern trolleybus and monorail. Proposed routes and stops or stations are evaluated with their physical characteristics and in terms of service areas shaped relative to pedestrian accessibility for determining the suitable public transport service in the METU campus. Consequently, أTrolleybus Bؤ alternative is selected as the first degree suitable public transport service in campus. Besides, أMonorail Bؤ and أTrolleybus Aؤ services are determined as the second degree suitable services in campus.


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Citation Formats
N. C. Güllüoğlu, “Evaluating public transporation alternatives in the METU Campus with the aid of gis,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2005.