FORECAST OF CROSS RIVER TRAVEL - POST TASMAN BRIDGE RECONSTRUCTION

This paper was presented at Session 29 - Transport Planning Case Studies. The recent emphasis in transport planning research has been directed towards the development of mathematical modelling techniques which more accurately represent the travel behaviour of individuals. One product of this research is 'mode-choice' models, which attempt to explain the influence of socio-economic as well as transport system factors on the individual choice of travel mode. Whilst the theory is now well established, the application of these techniques in Australia has been limited. One recent application has been associated with the tasman Bridge, Hobart, Tasmania. The collapse, in early 1975, and restoration of the bridge in October, 1977, caused significant changes to travel patterns in Habart. This necessitated, prior to the bridge re-opening, a program of planning activities designed to assess the impact of the reconstruction in relation to transport system changes. This paper discusses the formulation of the model employed for this task, prediction of the travel patterns which would result from reopening of the bridge, and the comparison of those patterns with the changed characteristics which emerged after the event (a). (TRRL)

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 185-190
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 9
    • Issue Number: 6

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  • Accession Number: 00309783
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Ltd.
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 5 1980 12:00AM