Identifying Commuting Pattern of Beijing Using Bus Smart Card Data

  • Beijing Institute of City Planning, Beijing 100045, China

Received date: 2011-12-01

  Revised date: 2012-04-15

  Online published: 2012-10-20

Supported by

National Natural Science Foundation of China, No.51078213


This paper combines the one-week bus smart card data (SCD) and one-day household travel survey as well as the parcel-level land use map for identifying jobs-housing places and commuting trips in the Beijing Metropolitan Area with an area of 16,410 square kilometers. The identification result is aggregated in the bus stop and traffic analysis zone (TAZ) levels, respectively. In particular, commuting trips with commuting time and distance attached from three typical residence communities and those to five typical business zones are mapped and compared with each other to analyze commuting patterns of Beijing. The identified commuting trips are compared with those in the household travel survey in terms of commuting time and distance, indicating that our results are coincident with the survey significantly. Our approach is proved to have its potential in identifying more solid identification result based on rules extracted from existing surveys or censuses.

Cite this article

LONG Ying, ZHANG Yu, CUI Chengyin . Identifying Commuting Pattern of Beijing Using Bus Smart Card Data[J]. Acta Geographica Sinica, 2012 , 67(10) : 1339 -1352 . DOI: 10.11821/xb201210005


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