The multi-purpose greenways network planning in the Taichung Metropolitan Area, Taiwan

S. W. Huang, K. W. Tsou

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Abstract

Nowadays, most people believe that the greenway-system planning is one of the strategies to develop a sustainable city. However, most metropolitan areas are over-developed; there are no massive undeveloped areas left to create greenways. Under these circumstances, we propose redeveloping the current inter-city transportation system to create greenways, which meet the needs of ecological protection, recreation, and transportation. This research emphasizes on the Taichung Metropolitan Area (TMA), Taiwan. We first develop an assessment tool which includes GIS mapping techniques and an indicator valuation system to select appropriate roads from the current transportation system to create greenways. The indicator valuation system contains a series of indicators to evaluate the efficiency of each road in terms of 3 purposes: ecological protection, recreation, and transportation. The analyses reveal that 10 roads meet 3 purposes and 14 roads meet 2 purposes. We further apply the GIS grid technique to connect these roads to create the greenway network for the TMA. In summary, this paper develops a procedure to create the metropolitan greenway network to satisfy the multi-purposes of the public.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUrban Transport XII
Subtitle of host publicationUrban Transport and the Environment in the 21st Century
Pages605-614
Number of pages10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event12th International Conference on Urban Transport and the Environment in the 21st Century, URBAN TRANSPORT 2006, UT06 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 2006 Jul 122006 Jul 14

Publication series

NameWIT Transactions on the Built Environment
Volume89
ISSN (Print)1743-3509

Other

Other12th International Conference on Urban Transport and the Environment in the 21st Century, URBAN TRANSPORT 2006, UT06
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period06-07-1206-07-14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Architecture
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Transportation
  • Safety Research
  • Computer Science Applications

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