Relation Between Accessibility of Local Amenities and Residential Transport Behaviour in Prague Suburbs

Ing. arch. Jan Bittner

Researchers across the globe have been scrutinising the built environment and transport relations for the last two decades (1). Such works mostly focus on regional levels in the US or Western European regions (2), whereas in the Czech Republic, there is a significant lack of research in this particular field. Moreover, the Czech urban and transport planning discourse is still based on a traditional modernistic approach, failing to contain already well-defined and well-known challenges. In the context of Prague, one of the main challenges lies in the car dependency of suburban residents (3). Therefore, the starting point of the thesis was to examine ways of reducing transport volume and car dependency in the suburbs through means of spatial planning. Since Czech spatial planning mostly concerns the local municipal level through Municipal Land-use Plans, the location of civic amenities was chosen as a perfect representative. Thus, the thesis aims to verify the influence between the accessibility of local amenities and the travel behaviour of Prague suburban residents.

Input data; travel survey by TSK Data structure and independent variables PCA of indenpendent variables

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