The Study on Promoting Hybrid Canal-Rail Connectivity in Bangkok and its Vicinity
The role of water-based transport has diminished gradually over the last few decades while the dominant role of traditional land-based transportation system could not be sustaining solution for Bangkokians. In the same time, mass transit system has been proposed for alternative solutions, while the current network of waterway are in the circumstance of inadequate accessibility, poor inter-modal linkages as well as unsafety. This research intends to present an idea of hybrid land based and waterway connectivity on the basis of binary logistic regression model. The introduction of some measures to improve the transportation system along these canals in Bangkok could be recommended.The result of study also exhibits how the reincarnation of this mode of transport can leave the urban transportation planners with substantial alternatives to enhance the existing mobility condition when road based congestion and safety issues still remain unsolved. Finally, this study also provides insight to incorporate water transport within the mainstream of transportation planning and progress towards a sustainable integrated transportation system which eventually recalled the appealing of “Venice of East” towards hybrid canal-rail connectivity in Bangkok as a postmodern transportation.