Incorporating Equity in Public Transport Planning: The case of Bengaluru
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This thesis presents a framework to incorporate equity into public transport (PT) planning, demonstrated in Bengaluru, India. In station areas, evaluation of inequity concerns and their impact on PT ridership showed that new developments, though contributing to metro ridership, are creating gentrification. To address this, policy interventions are provided. At network level, evolution of PT accessibility and affordability showed that metro has improved equity to an extent. To improve further mode integrated strategies are provided.