Spatial network analysis of public transport systems: developing a strategic planning tool to assess the congruence of movement and urban structure in Australian cities

This paper introduces a GIS-based tool designed to assess centrality and connectivity in urban public transport networks. The spatial network analysis of public transport systems endeavours to identify and visualise strengths and weaknesses of geographical coverage, network connectivity, competitive speed and service levels in a coherent mapping exercise. It is closely linked to the movement and activity centre networks promoted as redevelopment corridors and nodes in recent metropolitan strategies such as Melbourne 2030 and Perth's Network City, and can thus serve as a communicative tool for transport and land use planners, urban designers and community advocates. The model was first developed in 2006 for Melbourne's north-eastern suburbs in a project initiated by seven local councils and convened by the Metropolitan Transport Forum. In 2007 it is being applied to the entire Perth metropolitan area to conduct a before-and-after assessment of the impacts of the Perth to Mandurah railway opening later in the year. (a) For the covering entry of this conference, please see ITRD abstract no. E216058.

  • Authors:
    • CURTIS, C
    • PORTA, S
  • Publication Date: 2007-9


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  • Accession Number: 01095086
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 25 2008 8:31AM