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Transportation Indicators Assessment in Iran's Metropolises
M. Akbari *
Department of Geography and Urban Planning, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Yasuj University, Yasuj, Iran , mahmoodakbari91@yahoo.com
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Aims: talking about economic and social development, it is essential to mention transportation. The current study is carried out to assess the transportation indicators in Iran's metropolises.
Methodology: The needed data for Tehran, Mashhad, Isfahan, Shiraz, Qom, Kermanshah, and Hamedan (formal metropolises) and Rasht, Zahedan, and Kerman (informal metropolises) for this qualitative study is collected from Tehran statistics in 2018. The studied indicators are the number of working buses, working gas-fueled buses, private-sector buses, bus lines, bus stops, roofed bus stops, predicted train lanes, operated train stations and lanes, parking lots, vertical parking, overpass bridges, mechanized overpass bridges, crosses with traffic lights, gas stations, pedestrian underpass, and multilevel interchanges. The analysis of the transportation indicators was done using the EDAS multi-criteria decision-making technique.
Findings: EDAS score for transportation indicators in Tehran metropolis is 1.000 which is the highest score among the studied metropolises. Mashhad (with 0.549), Isfahan (with 0.508), and Shiraz (0.456) are the next ranks, respectively. According to the scores of the EDAS, other metropolises are in poor condition.
Conclusion: Iran's metropolises except for Tehran are not in good condition in terms of their transportation indicators.
Keywords: Urban Transportation , EDAS Technique , Iran’s Metropolises ,
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Urban Planning
Received: 2020/12/14 | Accepted: 2021/01/14 | Published: 2021/06/16
* Corresponding Author Address: Department of Geography and Urban Planning, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Yasuj University, Yasuj, Iran. Postal Code: 7591775955
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