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Local Transportation

Indicator Definition

Rating of availability, affordability, reliability and safety of local transportation.

 

Coding Methodology

We used Global Road Warrior (GRW), a web-based travel resource with detailed descriptions of most of the world’s countries and economies. For this indicator, we used the GRW description of the transportation options in each observed host nation.

The measure includes six sub-indicators: car, taxi, train, subway, water travel, and bus. Each sub-indicator was scored on four criteria: availability, affordability, reliability, and safety using a zero to one scale. The results of the criteria measures were summed resulting in a zero to four scale for each sub-indicator. The sub-indicator scores were then converted to a seven-point scale using the formula:

Where: i = sub-indicator scores and, j = country. The results were rounded to the nearest whole number.

The following table outlines the coding criteria used.

Sub-Indicator

Coding Criteria

Score

Yes

No

Car

Available to foreigners

0

1

Affordable in comparison to other modes of transportation or other countries

0

1

Reliable both mechanical and scheduling

0

1

Safe for foreign passengers

0

1

Taxi

Available to foreigners

0

1

Affordable in comparison to other modes of transportation or other countries

0

1

Reliable both mechanical and scheduling

0

1

Safe for foreign passengers

0

1

Train

Available to foreigners

0

1

Affordable in comparison to other modes of transportation or other countries

0

1

Reliable both mechanical and scheduling

0

1

Safe for foreign passengers

0

1

Subway

Available to foreigners

0

1

Affordable in comparison to other modes of transportation or other countries

0

1

Reliable both mechanical and scheduling

0

1

Safe for foreign passengers

0

1

Bus

Available to foreigners

0

1

Affordable in comparison to other modes of transportation or other countries

0

1

Reliable both mechanical and scheduling

0

1

Safe for foreign passengers

0

1

Water Travel

Available to foreigners

0

1

Affordable in comparison to other modes of transportation or other countries

0

1

Reliable both mechanical and scheduling

0

1

Safe for foreign passengers

0

1


Data Imputation

No data was imputed for this indicator.

 

Sources

Global Road Warrior

iExplore.com

Lonely Planet