As stated in the existing literature, travel behavior and transportation choice are closely related to urban forms and the built environment. The study presented in this chapter attempts to conduct a citywide evaluation of the walking accessibility to urban facilities and the availability of public transport, as well as relevant potential car dependence. By taking the city of Xiamen, China, as a case study, the current study generates some useful information vis-à-vis both public transport and urban facility providers, by illustrating the city’s spatial patterns and identifying problematic areas. The methodology developed in this study might also serve as a reference for future studies.
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