The Canberra short term transportation study.

In 1974, the National Capital Development Commission in Canberra, Australia announced a formal shift in emphasis in transport planning, designed primarily to support long term development of more effective local and intertown public transport, to be fostered in part by measures to discourage use of private cars for commuting to work. Consultants were appointed to develop a transport plan for the period from the mid 1970's to the early 1980's for the management of the transport system in a manner designed to foster a smooth transition to a higher level of transit dependence when major new transport facilities are available in the 1980's, the questions for planning and evaluation posed by the new policy approach called for the development of policy sensitive models and the study relied heavily on the use of disaggregate travel demand models to handle questions for which traditional four step modelling techniques are unsuitable. A parallel program of public participation was undertaken by the National Capital Development Commission to test public acceptability of proposed measures. (A)


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  • Accession Number: 01440896
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 11:17PM