THE IMPACT OF OFFICE DISPERSAL ON WORK JOURNEYS AND METROPOLITAN TRAVEL PATTERNS
This paper draws on some preliminary results of a project designed to evaluate the costs and benefits arising from a policy of office dispersal on one hand, against a policy of continuing centralisation on the other (using Sydney as a case study). The implications of different forms of dispersal involving a large number of small centres or a small number of larger subcentres are also examined. The likely impact of these different location strategies on work journey times and lengths is discussed and it is shown that some significant work journey time savings can be expected under a dispersal strategy. It is also shown that under existing conditions, office suburbanisation would be accompanied by a large increase in the use of the car as a means of travelling to work; indeed this is a major contribution to time savings. The effects of this on traffic conditions in suburban areas is considered, as is the extent to which work journey time savings might be offset by extra business travel. Some tentative conclusions are offered on the overall impact of office dispersal on work journey and travel patterns and on its equity implications. /TRRL/
- From the Third Annual Meeting of the Regional Science Association of Australia and New Zealand, Monash University.
Monash UniversityDepartment of Geography, Wellington Road
Clayton, Victoria Australia 3800
- Alexander, I
- Publication Date: 1978
- Features: References; Tables;
- Pagination: 22 p.
- STRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND, MONASH UNIVERSITY, 4-8TH
- Publisher: Monash University
- TRT Terms: Automobiles; Benefit cost analysis; Business districts; Central business districts; Conferences; Impact studies; Physical distribution; Scrap metal; Suburbs; Travel; Travel patterns; Travel time; Trip length; Urban areas; Work trips; Workplaces
- Geographic Terms: Australia
- Old TRIS Terms: Dispersion; Metal scrap; Strategy
- ITRD Terms: 8006: Australia; 302: Business district; 1243: Car; 8525: Conference; 226: Cost benefit analysis; 9016: Distribution (gen); 698: Journey; 697: Journey time; 621: Journey to work; 304: Suburbs; 311: Town centre; 313: Urban area; 300: Workplace
- Subject Areas: Freight Transportation; Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Planning and Forecasting; I72: Traffic and Transport Planning;
- Accession Number: 00300313
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: ARRB Group Ltd.
- Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
- Files: ITRD, TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 17 1979 12:00AM