Evolution of the Transit-oriented Development Model for Low-density Cities: A Case Study of Perth's New Railway Corridor

Perth has seen strong investment in public transport infrastructure compared with its past approach of a city designed for mobility by car. Designing a transport system to compete with the car in a low-density city has raised significant challenges. The planning and routing of Perth's newest passenger railway has been strongly grounded in land use planning with active pursuit of opportunities for transit-oriented development (TOD). This has resulted in different models of integration from TODs designed around walk-on patronage, to TODs designed to calm hostile car-based environments, to transit-transfer stations relying on state transit agency coordination between transport modes to maximize the attractiveness of the public transport travel. This paper examines the opportunities and constraints presented by each model.

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    • Abstract reprinted with permission from Taylor and Francis
  • Authors:
    • Curtis, Carey
  • Publication Date: 2008-8


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 285-302
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  • Accession Number: 01142448
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 25 2009 3:57PM