• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2018, Volume: 11, Issue: 21, Pages: 1-10

Original Article

Global Mean Accessibility in Metropolitan Areas. Case Study: Chinchiná, Colombia


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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