Journal of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies
A: Transportation General
Making the Connection between Transport Disadvantage and Motorcycle Usage of Low-Income People in Yogyakarta Urbanized Area, Indonesia
Yori HERWANGIPradono PRADONOIbnu SYABRIIwan KUSTIWAN
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Volume 11 (2015) Pages 90-109

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Low-income population is one of the groups that are vulnerable to transport disadvantage because of its limited resources, especially if they also live in areas which are not served by adequate public transportation. In such conditions, a motorcycle becomes an alternative solution to meet their mobility needs. Unfortunately, how motorcycle is used by low- income people and the influencing factors have not been fully understood. This study aims to understand the motorcycle usage in low-income people and identify the factors that contribute to the motorcycle usage in low-income people. Districts and household level of analysis were conducted in Yogyakarta Urbanized Area (YUA), Indonesia in 2014. Based on the results, the study suggests a more inclusive public transport planning in YUA by considering the need of low-income people so that efforts being made to reduce the use of motorcycles will not compromise the mobility of low-income people.

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