Urban transport - research directions

This report provides a pre publication copy of the author's forthcoming article in the anzaas journal, search. It describes potential directions for urban transport research in Australia, using a narrative approach. However, it begins by listing the available catalogues of current urban transport research in Australia. It then discusses the link between city structure and urban transport and highlights the importance of including the suburbs in such a discussion. The report describes the transport disadvantaged and notes the tie between land prices and transport accessibility. A discussion of the demand for transport leads to the point that motorists do not perceive the real cost of motoring. The supply of transport is seen to be represented by a gradation of modes from walking to fixed route train systems. Other, more adventurous systems, such as every car is a taxi, are also outlined. However, the lack of a current technological solution to the suburbanite's transport problems is highlighted. The concept of accessibility is then described, as is transport funding and long range planning. Finally, the links with both the future energy crisis and political philosophers of other centuries is outlined.

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    Melbourne, Victoria  Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Lay, M G
  • Publication Date: 1978-5


  • English

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  • Pagination: 17P
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    • Issue Number: AIR 000-105

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  • Accession Number: 01440586
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 11:03PM