This paper analyses the mode and route changing by commuters in response to the introduction of the spit road transit lane in Sydney. The analysis is based on data collected by a questionnaire survey in December 1975. It was found that the number of carpools travelling from the peninsula served by the lane increased dramatically, mainly as a result of the formation of new carpools. As a result, fewer cars in total and, in particular, fewer low occupant cars travel from the area. Most new car-poolers were formerly car drivers, although a number were originally bus travellers. However, counter-balancing this, a number of former car drivers have now switched to bus travel leaving bus patronage virtually unaltered. Information regarding origin and destination of mode and route switchers is also given and discussed. /Author/TRRL/

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    • Australian Transport Research Forum. Forum Papers. Fourth Annual Meeting 24-26 May 1978, Perth, Australia.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Western Australia Director General of Transport

    68 St. Georges TCE
    Perth, Western Australia,   Australia 

    Director General of Transport Western Australia

    68 St Georges Terrace
    Perth, Western Australia,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • McKenzie, H P
    • Richardson, A J
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Accession Number: 00183464
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Book
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1979 12:00AM