MYTHS AND REALITIES IN WALKABLE CATCHMENTS: THE CASE OF WALKING AND TRANSIT
The paper analyzes data on actual walking distances, for the Perth suburban rail system, and draws conclusions for the planning and development of transit systems.. The concept of walkable catchments is equally applicable to transit access points, which are one component of transit-oriented development and there is an emerging tendency to use the same walking distance criteria in estimating potential 'walk-on' or 'walk-off' transit patronage. In the case of fixed guide way transit systems, an 800-metre catchment is commonly applied to rail stations. In practice, people are willing to walk significantly further than this, and data for Perth, Western Australia, demonstrate that the use of 400 meters or even 800 meters to define the walkable catchment for train stations is at best simplistic and can be highly misleading, with many people walking significantly further than 800 meters in suburban, regional centre and central-city environments.
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- KER, I
- Ginn, S
- Proceedings of the 21st ARRB and 11th REAAA Conference. Transport. Our Highway to a Sustainable Future
- Location: Cairns, Australia
- Date: 2003-5-18 to 2003-5-23
- Publication Date: 2003
- Features: Figures; References;
- Pagination: 16 p.
- Publication of: ARRB Transport Research, Limited
- Publisher: ARRB
- ISSN: 0158-0728
- TRT Terms: Access control (Transportation); Guideways; Public transit; Suburbs; Sustainable development; Transit oriented development; Transit traffic; Walking; Walkways
- Subject Areas: Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Pedestrians and Bicyclists; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Terminals and Facilities; I72: Traffic and Transport Planning;
- Accession Number: 00964372
- Record Type: Publication
- ISBN: 087659229X
- Files: TRIS, ATRI
- Created Date: Oct 15 2004 12:00AM