Victorian transport study: metropolitan roads

The Melbourne metropolitan area comprises some 2000 sq km of relatively low density city and suburban development, with a population of 2.7 Million persons. There is currently close to one registered motor vehicle for each two persons in the metropolitan area, and the motor vehicle is the dominant form of transport for the movement of both persons and goods. This report firstly describes the existing road system and its usage. It summarises past significant events relating to metropolitan transport planning, and outlines the submissions made to the study relating to metropolitan roads. It includes some notes on the draft transport plan 1978, and discusses metropolitan growth strategies. The report indicates that road travel in the metropolitan area is likely to continue to increase in the foreseeable future. It then outlines in fairly general terms the existing and likely future road system needs. A strategy for addressing these needs is described. The report concludes with some appropriate recommendations (a). The Victorian transport study was chaired by lonie, wm.

  • Publication Date: 1980


  • English

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  • Pagination: 60P

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  • Accession Number: 01438961
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 9:56PM