Subregional structure: a study of its influence on public transport and car usage

The purpose of this report is to examine the feasibility of structuring urban development and land use in a manner which is more efficient from the point of view of transport and energy, or which may favour the increased use of public transport. The study concentrated on urban development at the subregional level and a part of the Melbourne metropolitan area was selected as the study area for examination of various hypotheses and concepts. Topics studied included patterns of land use; types of arrangements which would promote increased use of public transport such as demand responsive bus services; non work travel; the hypothesis that use of public transport would be increased if people lived closer to railway stations; and transport costs associated with alternative locations such as a new outer metropolitan residential subregion in the study area.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report prepared for the Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works
  • Corporate Authors:

    Loder and Bayly

  • Publication Date: 1978-10


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 191P

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01438680
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 9:48PM