Correlation between Land Use and Urban Public Transport: Case Study of Zagreb

  • Gordana Štefančić University of Zagreb
  • Slavko Šarić University of Zagreb
  • Robert Spudić
Keywords: urban public transport, timetable, accessibility context, land value, area attractiveness,


Investment in the transport system with the aim of fostering attractiveness and land use in urban structures is of great interest for planners and investors. Investment in urban public transport would especially contribute to revitalising distinct city areas. The samples of high population density and diversified area use are organised around accessible means of urban public transport.

The main objective of this case study was to find an adequate model for the solution of urban public transport on the location Novi Jelkovec in Zagreb after the construction of a new urban settlement, with the aim to revitalise the peripheral parts of the city.

The theoretical assumption on the influence of better organised transport on land use is hereby researched through the example of correction of timetables and reduction of travelling time between nodes on the line in the Novi Jelkovec settlement. In preparing this paper the following methods were used: analysis and synthesis, mathematical and statistical methods, methods of interviewing. The theory of correlation of land use and urban public transport is based on models that develop the “compact city”.

The obtained research results confirm the significance of the correlation between urban land use and urban public transport. It can be concluded that this paper proves the influence of the correlation between land use and urban public transport on the concrete example of Novi Jelkovec. Its implementation could result in solving the concrete traffic problem and along with it a faster urbanisation of the new settlement.

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Gordana Štefančić, University of Zagreb
Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences
Slavko Šarić, University of Zagreb
Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences


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Štefančić G, Šarić S, Spudić R. Correlation between Land Use and Urban Public Transport: Case Study of Zagreb. Promet [Internet]. 2014Apr.26 [cited 2024Feb.24];26(2):179-84. Available from: