Access to mass rapid transit in OECD urban areas

  title={Access to mass rapid transit in OECD urban areas},
  author={Vincent Verbavatz and Marc Barthelemy},
  journal={Scientific Data},
As mitigating car traffic in cities has become paramount to abate climate change effects, fostering public transport in cities appears ever-more appealing. A key ingredient in that purpose is easy access to mass rapid transit (MRT) systems. So far, we have however few empirical estimates of the coverage of MRT in urban areas, computed as the share of people living in MRT catchment areas, say for instance within walking distance. In this work, we clarify a universal definition of such a metrics… Expand
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