MOBILITY COSTS AND METROPOLITAN DECENTRALISATION IN SYDNEY

The research described in this paper was undertaken to quantify the value of supportative land use and transport planning policies, and thus to quantify the extent to which a traditional transport problem (the provision of upgraded railway connections and additional capacity between developing fringe areas and the centre of the city) can be solved by a non-transport action--the creation of employment concentrations in the fringe areas. The "transport solution" and the "land use" solution were both tested and the benefits of both solutions are compared. The second purpose of the study was to examine the work journey mobility costs of the future residents of a growth centre on the fringe of a metropolitan area to justify the decentralisation of a balancing and significant amount of employment in addition to significant improvements in the transport services to the fringe. (a) the number of the covering abstract of the conference is IRRD No. 234299.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Engineers

    11 National Circuit
    Barton, A.C.T.,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Smyth, R B
    • Johnston, D K
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Accession Number: 00184676
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1981 12:00AM