The impact of light rail transit on a city’s economy: the case of Addis Ababa

Fekadu, Bitannia Sisay (2015) The impact of light rail transit on a city’s economy: the case of Addis Ababa. BEng dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The presence of LRT in Urban cities have impacted the economic activities of the rail corridors and station areas predominantly. It has been evident in the studies of international literature written about the impacts of LRT, that they impact the property price in the station areas, employment, reduction of congestion and investment in areas that have been previously inaccessible if wasn’t for the LRT. This has shown that most metropolitan cities of the world have adapted the system to increase the accessibility of the urban cities.
    This research has focused on the impacts of LRTs all over the world through the use of international literate review. In order to see the impact the LRT will have in Addis aba Interviews and Questionnaire have been conducted with expert respondentst that have been carefully sampled.
    The main findings of the research has been that properties within the close proximity to a rail station have high property values which inevitably encourages developers into the area. The impacts of the developments tends to increase the employment within the areas. The high accessibility provided by the LRT has also been able to decrease the congestion on the roads if the line is well integrated with public transport. The responses of the questionnaire and interview respondents showed that the Addis Ababa will have a positive impact on property prices, employability, congestion and reduction of congestion.
    In general it has been seen that LRT has a positive impact on the economy.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2015 15:57
    Last Modified: 21 Oct 2015 15:57
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/18575

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