The time and size of the study demanded there be a concentration upon certain aspects of the transport environment. The chosen area was the mobility status of those who do not drive nor have access to cars for all or many of their day to day journeys. The emphasis of the recommendations is on using existing resources rather than developing new modes. The rail, tram and particularly the bus services are the areas looked to first before alternatives are considered. There is discussion on other transport modes such as the "dial-a-bus" type, but they are mainly seen as feeders or local services reinforcing a recommended regional network made up by conventional transport types. Problems of public transport movement are very apparent in journeys of east - west type; city access through its pre-eminence as the employment and retail centre and centre of the railway network is far easier. The disjointed road system between municipalities is brought about to some extent by the varying terrain and water courses. An outstanding feature is the correlation between good public transport and active urban areas. There is an apparent link between municipal residential policies and the viability of public transport. (TRRL)

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    Regional Organizations of Council

    Civic Drive
    Greensbrough, Victoria,   Australia 
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  • Publication Date: 1978-7

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 145 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00324560
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Ltd.
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1982 12:00AM