Transit oriented developments : results from a travel survey

Muley, Deepti S., Bunker, Jonathan M., & Ferreira, Luis (2009) Transit oriented developments : results from a travel survey. In The Second Infrastructure Theme Postgraduate Conference, 26 March 2009, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.


Transit Oriented Developments (TODs) are high density missed use developments located within easily walkable distance of a major transit centre. These developments are often hypothesized as a means of enticing a mode shift from the private car to sustainable transport modes such as, walking, cycling and public transport. However it is important to gather evidence to test this hypothesis by determining the travel characteristics of TOD users. For this purpose, travel surveys were conducted for an urban TOD under development. This paper presents the findings from the preliminary data analysis of the travel surveys.

Kelvin Grove Urban Village (KGUV), a mixed use development located in Brisbane, Australia, has been used as the case study TOD. KGUV was selected because of its atypical development characteristics and availability of good quality public transport service. Travel data for all groups of TOD users ranging from students to shoppers, residents and employees were collected. Different survey instruments were used for different TOD users to optimize the response rates. The performance of these survey instruments are stated herein. The travel characteristics of TOD users are reported with the help of mode share, trip length distribution, time of day of trip.

The results of the travel survey showed that the KGUV users use more sustainable modes of transport as compared to the Brisbane SD residents supporting the claim of TODs. The average trip lengths for work trip were shorter for KGUV employees and residents but the average trip length for education trips were more than twice due to specialised type of educational precinct.

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ID Code: 18621
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: TOD, mode share, trip length, travel survey
ISBN: 9781741072709
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Transport Engineering (090507)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 30 Mar 2009 23:58
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2013 04:03

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