Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2018, Volume: 11, Issue: 21, Pages: 1-10
Diego Alexander Escobar1 , Santiago Cardona Urrea1 , and Carlos Alberto Moncada2
1 Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Sede Manizales, Departamento de Ingeniería Civil, Colombia; [email protected], [email protected]
2 Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Sede Bogotá, Departamento de Ingeniería Civil y Agrícola, Colombia; [email protected]
*Author for correspondence
Diego Alexander Escobar,
Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Sede Manizales, Departamento de Ingeniería Civil, Colombia; [email protected]
Objectives: To evaluate the alternatives of connection to the Metropolitan Area owned by the municipality of Chinchiná, Colombia: the Metropolitan Area of the Center-West (AMCO) and the Metropolitan Area of the Center-South Region (AMRCS). Methods / Statistical Analysis: A global mean accessibility analysis for different scenarios (Chinchiná as part of the AMCO and AMRCS, and a large region that sums both metropolitan areas) is used to determine which option generates greater benefits to the municipality of Chinchiná in terms of regional mobility. Besides, Kriging model is used to the geostatiscal analysis and building the accessibility isochrones curves. Findings: The results showed that Chinchiná has the best geographical location in terms of global mean accessibility of the study area, corresponding to eight municipalities and two departments because it can be accessed in less than 60 min to all municipalities presents in AMRCS and less than 50 min to all municipalities presents in AMCO. Application / Improvement: The global mean accessibility as a tool to determinate the average travel time in Metropolitan Areas and the benefits fot new municipalities.
Keywords: Geo-statistics, Global Mean Accessibility, Gross Domestic Product, Metropolitan Area
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