Unique Land Use Pattern and Travel Behavior on Waterborne Transport


  • Sauvanithi Yupho
  • Tienwanan Jomsueb
  • Panit Pujinda




Before the emergence of paved road and highways, waterways and waterborne transport once were the heart of transportation that provided mobility and flexibility for Thais. Cities relied on waterways for commerce, socio-economic opportunity, and leisure until the advent of motorway development. Many canals were covered over and turned into streets, while cities were converted to inland development, resulting in the decline of the role of waterways. However, at present, there are four waterways that are making a comeback due to the ever-congested traffic on roads. Currently, water transit accounts for only three percent of transport modes (Trip Generation Model, 2011), but the key waterways provide direct and efficient travel to central Bangkok. Although it is an escape from inland-traffic, waterborne transport itself has various limitations on catchment area that requires different travel behavior.

Keywords: Waterborne Transport; Travel Behavior; Land Use Pattern; Bangkok

ISSN: 2398-4287© 2017. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.


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How to Cite

Yupho, S., Jomsueb, T., & Pujinda, P. (2017). Unique Land Use Pattern and Travel Behavior on Waterborne Transport. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 2(5), 403-413. https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v2i5.707