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Applicability and effectiveness of the park and ride system for Kandy city

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dc.contributor.advisor Pasindu, HR
dc.contributor.author Karunadasa, JMAI
dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-25T21:44:05Z
dc.date.available 2018-07-25T21:44:05Z
dc.identifier.uri http://dl.lib.mrt.ac.lk/handle/123/13305
dc.description.abstract Kandy is the main city in Kandy district and Central province of Sri Lanka. As a result of increased car ownership with increase of income level among other reasons, modal share of public transport has decreased over the years. This will increase congestion of roads, reduction of mobility and reliability. One possible option is to reduce the private vehicle users to public transport modes or combination of both private vehicles with public transport mode. “Kandy City Transport Study, (KCTS)” and “Kandy Transport Improvement Program, (KTIP)” have proposed strategic plans to improve transportation system in Kandy city. Furthermore three Satellite Stations were proposed at Getambe, Katugasthota and Thennakumbura with Kandy Multimodal Transport Terminal. In this research, applicability and effectiveness of the park and ride system to Kandy city was studied. Recent studies found that 59.5% of passenger vehicles’ trips end are in Kandy CBD. Willingness to use of park and ride system among private vehicle users were assessed through questionnaire. Questionnaire was mainly focused on traveler’s background information, travel behavior data, satisfaction of present transport mode and important factors for better Park and Ride system. Trip information data and other information given by the responders were analyzed through the statistical methods. Finally acceptability of the proposed Park and Ride system was analyzed with monthly income level, average travel time, average trip length, expected waiting time on average journey and average walking distance from point of egress from the public transport mode. According to the results, acceptability of the proposed Park and Ride system mainly depends on present mode of transport, monthly income level and travel time. Travel distance, waiting time and average walking distance from the point of the egress from the public transport to destination are independent with acceptability of the proposed Park and Ride system. The most of responders were not satisfied with the current travel time, pedestrian walkways. Responders are expecting comfortable public transport system with high frequency for successful proposed Park and Ride system in Kandy city. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Park & Ride System en_US
dc.subject Private vehicle users en_US
dc.subject Public transport en_US
dc.title Applicability and effectiveness of the park and ride system for Kandy city en_US
dc.type Thesis-Abstract en_US
dc.identifier.faculty Engineering en_US
dc.identifier.degree Master of Engineering in Highway and Traffic Engineering en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Civil Engineering en_US
dc.date.accept 2017-08
dc.identifier.accno TH3555 en_US


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