The effects of different forms of urban growth on travel patterns

This paper describes the results of an investigation of some possible transport implications of different forms of urban growth of Melbourne. Using Melbourne data, a model was developed to forecast the work travel patterns resulting from a number of different urban structures of Melbourne at a population of about five million. The structures varied significantly in growth form, residential density pattern, and workplace distribution. The conclusions reached on analysis of average work trip duration and distance for the alternative growth structures which were studied may be of assistance in developing long term growth strategies for urban areas. However, some conclusions may be sensitive to changes in the assumptions used in the study. The need for further investigation to assist in the understanding of the nature of the land use transport interaction is indicated (a).


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 26-46
  • Monograph Title: A residential land use prediction model for transportation planning
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 5
    • Issue Number: 2

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  • Accession Number: 01441987
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 11:56PM