This paper reports on a preliminary analysis of the 1991-92 Commercial Vehicle Survey (CVS) of the Greater Sydney Metropolitan Region. The findings are that in the target population: (a) 70% of commercial vehicles were light vehicles (ie utilities, 4WDs or good vans); (b) about 2% of commercial vehicles were articulated vehicles; (c) the majority of trips were over short distances (ie <20km); (d) an average of 65% of registered vehicles were used on an average weekday; (e) the majority of the commodities pickedup or delivered were classed as machinery (eg electrical apparatus, office equipment, machines and telecommunications equipment), but overall the types of commodities moved were very diverse; (f) on average there were twice as many deliveries as pick-ups; (g) the largest generators of articulated vehicles per sq km were Botany, Sydney CAD and Auburn statistical localareas (SLAs); (h) in excess of 80% of light and rigid vehicles began their first trip between 6 am and 1 pm; (i) no more than about 10% of registered commercial vehicles were on the road at any one time; and (j) the number of commercial vehicles on the Greater Sydney Metropolitan network peakedbetween 10 am and 11 am, but was relatively constant between 7 am and 3 pm. (a) For the covering entry of this conference, see IRRD abstract no 861490.


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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 293-312

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  • Accession Number: 00674948
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0-7325-0660-3
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1995 12:00AM