The geography of time: mapping Sydney's effective job and service density

A new study by the Committee for Sydney and PwC has identified which areas of Sydney reach the most places of employment, retail outlets and social services in the shortest time using different modes of transport. Sydney’s population continues to rise, putting pressure on more than just housing. Will new road and light rail project be able to keep up? The analysis also looked at house prices to find the “best value” accessible suburbs in the city. The modelling drew on a variety of sources, including Google data on travel times, to evaluate the number of jobs and services accessible by car and public transport. The study compared how easy it was to travel to jobs on weekdays at 8am compared with travelling at noon. It revealed middle-ring suburbs, such as Homebush, Concord West-North Strathfield, Punchbowl, Revesby and St Ives, were the most affected by peak-hour traffic congestion. The study found shopping centres, schools and hospitals were much more evenly distributed across the city than employment.

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  • Pagination: 18p
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    • Issue Number: 15

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  • Accession Number: 01638004
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 9780648089001
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 16 2017 11:28AM