Saving Travel Time as an Urban Planning Instrument. Case Study: Manizales, Colombia

  •  Carlos Alberto Moncada    
  •  Santiago Cardona    
  •  Diego Alexander Escobar    


This research explores the benefits of a proposal for urban road infrastructure which aims to improve road connection between northwest and western neighborhoods of the city of Manizales, Colombia, as well as to expand the ring of urban mobility that runs through the city. By calculating the global average accessibility and comparing the current and future situation, by averages of savings gradient, timesaving generated by this alternative are obtained in terms of average travel time. There is evidenced that suggest the road infrastructure proposal would generate savings in the average travel times for the entire city, especially to the neighborhoods located in the area of direct influence.

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