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Minimum commuting distance as a spatial characteristic in a non-monocentric urban system : the case of Flanders

Kobe Boussauw (UGent) , Tijs Neutens (UGent) and Frank Witlox (UGent)
(2011) PAPERS IN REGIONAL SCIENCE. 90(1). p.47-66
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This paper focuses on regional variations in commuting trip lengths by calculating minimum (required) commuting distances, along with excess commuting rates. The study contributes to the excess commuting research framework from a regional perspective, both by stressing the specific characteristics of urban networks with overlapping commute areas, and by putting forward an alternative method for calculating spatially disaggregated values. A case study in the north of Belgium shows that large variations in minimum commuting distances occur. This in turn identifies to a large extent opportunities for shrinking commuting distances by influences such as rising fuel prices, compact urban planning, extreme congestion or dissuasive traffic policies.
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Excess commuting, R40, R23, R14, Flanders, sustainable spatial development, spatial proximity, JOBS-HOUSING BALANCE, TRAVEL BEHAVIOR, LAND-USE, EXCESS, TRANSPORT, EFFICIENCY, WASTEFUL, JOURNEY, WORK, HOUSEHOLDS

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Boussauw, Kobe, Tijs Neutens, and Frank Witlox. 2011. “Minimum Commuting Distance as a Spatial Characteristic in a Non-monocentric Urban System : the Case of Flanders.” Papers in Regional Science 90 (1): 47–66.
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Boussauw, K., Neutens, T., & Witlox, F. (2011). Minimum commuting distance as a spatial characteristic in a non-monocentric urban system : the case of Flanders. PAPERS IN REGIONAL SCIENCE, 90(1), 47–66.
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Boussauw K, Neutens T, Witlox F. Minimum commuting distance as a spatial characteristic in a non-monocentric urban system : the case of Flanders. PAPERS IN REGIONAL SCIENCE. 2011;90(1):47–66.
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Boussauw, Kobe, Tijs Neutens, and Frank Witlox. “Minimum Commuting Distance as a Spatial Characteristic in a Non-monocentric Urban System : the Case of Flanders.” PAPERS IN REGIONAL SCIENCE 90.1 (2011): 47–66. Print.
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