Transitways: Regional Road-Based Public Transport Supporting Urban Change on Sydney’s Growth Frontier

The development history and continuing successful operation of western Sydney�s Liverpool-Parramatta T-way (LPT) challenge both the view that the city�s low-density and traditionally car-reliant suburbs struggle to support regional public transport services of a high standard, and the occasional bout of scepticism regarding the ability of rapid bus transit to drive beneficial land use changes. The paper describes the grounds for regarding the LPT as a positive example of integrated public transport and land use planning (which is providing useful lessons for the development of further North-West Sydney transitway links, now under way) by testing LPT performance against these qualitative planning benchmarks, illustrated by quantitative patronage data: Do transitways support the concentration of activities at public transport nodes? Is advantage taken of transitways� inherent flexibility in order to bring public transport to a dynamic urban environment? Do transitways generate local changes in the market for public transport-oriented development? Can transitways� integration with land use have benefits for the financial sustainability of bus services? Do transitways exert a recognisable influence over regional structure planning decisions affecting Sydney�s growth frontier?


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: CD-ROM; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 13p
  • Monograph Title: ITE 2005 Annual Meeting and Exhibit Compendium of Technical Papers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01006880
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1933452080
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 28 2005 3:10PM