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Volume :46 Issue : 177 2020      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

Land Transport and Urban Expansion: Present Requirements and Future Challenges A Case Study on Al-Ahsa Province-Eastern Region-Saudi Arabia.

Auther : Dr. Hillo A. Mohammed - Dr. Yasin A. Elhadary

The Goal of the Study: The overall objective of this study is to trace the rapid land transport development and its impact on the spatial expansion and morphology of built-up area in Al-Ahsa Province-Eastern Region-Saudi Arabia.
Study Methodology: To achieve its objective, the study reviewed numerous of theoretical and mental insights on the relation between transport and urban expansion. Moreover, the study reviewed many concerned studies while adopting the inductive approach and some methods of quantitative analysis as well as dividing the study into few parts.
Study Data and Sample: The paper used qualitative and quantitative data based mainly on secondary recourses, whether published or unpublished. It also was supported by interviews with the official concerned institutions beside the observation factor.
Study Results: The study comes out with that, land transport patterns and urban expansion in the province are strongly related in context of built-up area increase and morphology change. Moreover, the paper confirmed that, the absence of public transport versus private transport (private cars) has impacted negatively the traffic systems.
Study Conclusion: The study concluded that land transport and urban expansion should be viewed from a comprehensive and sustainable development approach that contributes to achieve balanced development and decreases its negative consequences. The study also affirms the necessity of public and private transport in order to achieve the sustainable development.

Keywords: Land Transport, Transportation, Transport Networks, Urban Expansion and Spatial Organization.

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