THE BEHAVIOURAL IMPACT OF THE SYDNEY - WOLLONGONG TOLLWAY

This thesis was submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Geography, University of New England. Australia's second inter-city tollway, between Sydney and Wollongong, New South Wales, opened in July, 1975. This study is of the tollway's behavioural impact, which is interpreted widely, as being the effect on land use, overt behaviour and covert behaviour. This division provides the three substantive parts of the thesis. Thus, by focusing upon the interaction between land use, transport and personal values, the study contributes to the understanding of major factors influencing travel behaviour decisions. The tollway's impact on property values was investigated both adjacent to the old road and in metropolitan Wollongong. Because of the tollway, land values along the old road declined to approximately two- thirds of the levels expected if the tollway had not been built. The impact of the tollway on travel behaviour was relatively small. Attitudes investigated were those towards tollway travel, travel on the old road, and train travel, which represented the public transport alternative to the tollway. It is concluded that further research is required into the range of attitudes which are affected, and into variables to which attitude changes may be related. In particular, this study suggests that lifestyles are an important factor influencing travel attitudes and behaviour. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of New England, Australia

    Department of Geography
    Armidale, New South Wales  Australia  2351
  • Authors:
    • CLARK, R G
  • Publication Date: 1977-11

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 299 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00309126
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Ltd.
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Thesis
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 9 1980 12:00AM