Sustaining Road Safety for Campus Town Development: Case Study of Thammasat University (Rangsit Campus)

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Pawinee Iamtrakul
Jirawan Klaylee


Thammasat University (Rangsit Campus) is located in Pathumthani province, one of Bangkok vicinities that perform as the capital of governing and development. Such a location is surrounded by industrial development area and transportation corridor playing a key role in generating the demand for transportation which causes serious traffic problems, particularly the mix of heavy trucks and other modes of transportation. Furthermore, poor physical plan and unconnectedness between zones have made the university a motorized campus. Staff and students use individual cars rather than walking and cycling. Therefore, this study aimed to explore the characteristics of physical environment of the campus and its surrounding that affect travelling behavior and preferences of campus users. The face to face interview, the 300 sets of questionnaire and statistical analysis were conducted. Spatial analysis was also carried out. This was to examine the safety in the campus. Importantly, guidelines to enhance road safety through public involvement and the principles of green sustainable university would be described.


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