Evaluación de los impactos del crecimiento urbano disperso sobre los sistemas de transporte en el área Este de la ciudad de Panamá

Published in: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities and Communities: Proceedings of the 17th LACCEI International Multi-Conference for Engineering, Education and Technology
Date of Conference: July 24-26, 2019
Location of Conference: Montego Bay, Jamaica
Authors: María Lourdes Peralta (Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá, PA)
Martín Candanedo (Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá, PA)
Analissa Icaza (Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá, PA)
Betzy Pinto (Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá, PA)
Moisés Lima (Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá, PA)
(Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá)
Full Paper: #406


When the distribution of a growing population occurs without policies that direct urban development, problems associated with dispersed growth are generated. Mobility in urban areas is one of the variables that are most affected by this type of growth. In the historical recount of the distribution of the Panamanian population, there are regions that did not have adequate infrastructure to support future growth. This is the case of the eastern area of the capital city, chosen as a study area for presenting communities with high population growth, composed of residential developments driven by private enterprises; as well as for the development of informal housing. The pressure that this growth has placed on transportation systems has generated problems of high traffic congestion, roads collapsed by a flow of cars higher than expected, and high travel times. These problems affect the quality of life of the inhabitants and reduce their productivity, indirectly affecting the economy of the country. This study seeks to make a description of the real state of the road in the study area, through the realization of vehicle gauges and analysis of population growth, which allows finding the relationship between these two variables and to generate proposals aimed at the improvement of mobility in the area.