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Challenges to Urban Transport Sustainability and Smart Transport in a Tourist City: The Gold Coast

Yigitcanlar, Tan, Fabian, Lawrence, & Coiacetto, Eddo (2008) Challenges to Urban Transport Sustainability and Smart Transport in a Tourist City: The Gold Coast. The Open Transportation Journal, 2, pp. 29-46.

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Abstract

This paper aims to identify challenges to achieving sustainable and smart transport in a city whose form has been produced mainly by tourism urbanisation: the Gold Coast, Australia. The first part of the paper investigates urban transport sustainability, reviewing how urban density, travel behaviour and lifestyles, and the availability of various transportation services and modes influence urban transport sustainability. This is followed by an empirical analysis of transport trends, moral splits, and basic community profiles in the Gold Coast, to identify challenges to sustainable transport development therein. The paper also introduces and acknowledges potential positive outcomes of the current public transport policies and projects, and then explores the concept of smart transport focussing on automated people movers. The paper concludes by stating more actions for a sustainable transport system in the Gold Coast needs to be done including adaptation of smart transport options.

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ID Code: 15425
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Spatial and land use patterns, Government policy, Economic forces, Technology, Social and behavioural trends, Urban form, Transport and Sustainability, Gold Coast, Land Use and Transport Patterns, Smart Transport
DOI: 10.2174/1874447800802010029
ISSN: 1874-4478
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLITICAL SCIENCE (160600) > Australian Government and Politics (160601)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > APPLIED ECONOMICS (140200) > Transport Economics (140217)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Land Use and Environmental Planning (120504)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > HUMAN GEOGRAPHY (160400) > Urban and Regional Studies (excl. Planning) (160404)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 (The authors): Licensee Bentham Open.
Copyright Statement: This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/), which permits unrestrictive use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Deposited On: 31 Oct 2008
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 23:40

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