Exploring the potential for shared transport services in non-metropolitan cities of New Zealand

This paper presents data from research on shared (or flexible) transport services (FTS) in New Zealand's non-metropolitan areas. The aim of the research is to complement existing research in the international arena about shared transport and to consider the potential for increasing transport choices for residents in non-metropolitan New Zealand through shared transport services. Demand responsive transport has been widely used in Australia and the UK, in particular, to provide transport choices and achieve a modal shift including in areas of low population density. First, options for transport in non-metropolitan areas are reviewed. Second, Census data is presented on shifts in population in three non-metropolitan regions in New Zealand (Taranaki, Hawkes Bay and Manawatu-Wanganui), highlighting some implications for transport planning. Findings from interviews and a survey of residents in these regions about their travel and views about FTS are also discussed. The paper concludes with some reflections on the potential for FTS to increase transport choices for people throughout non-metropolitan New Zealand and how land use and transport planning may include FTS in the sustainable land transport mix. (a) For the covering record of the conference, please refer to ITRD no. E218380.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 16P (SESSION TUES 3A)
  • Monograph Title: ATRF 2009: 32nd Australasian Transport Research Forum: the growth engine: interconnecting transport performance, the economy and the environment: 29 September-1 October 2009, Auckland, New Zealand

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  • Accession Number: 01153093
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 23 2010 9:15AM