The role of land use and psycho-social factors in high density residents' work travel mode choices : implications for sustainable transport policy

Therese, Sandrine Arlette, Buys, Laurie, Bell, Lorraine M., & Miller, Evonne (2010) The role of land use and psycho-social factors in high density residents' work travel mode choices : implications for sustainable transport policy. World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research, 3(1/2), pp. 46-72.

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Imperatives to improve the sustainability of cities often hinge upon plans to increase urban residential density to facilitate greater reliance on sustainable forms of transport and minimise car use. However there is ongoing debate about whether high residential density land use in isolation results in sustainable transport outcomes. Findings from surveys with residents of inner-urban high density dwellings in Brisbane, Australia, suggest that solo car travel accounts for the greatest modal share of typical work journeys and attitudes toward dwelling and neighbourhood transport-related features, residential sorting factors and socio-demographics, alongside land use such as public transport availability, are significantly associated with work travel mode choice. We discuss the implications of our findings for transport policy and management including encouraging relatively sustainable intermodal forms of transport for work journeys.

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ID Code: 28098
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: inner urban high-density dwellings, predictors of transport to work, car dependence, public transport, sustainable transport, Brisbane, Australia, transport policy, urban residential intensification
DOI: 10.1504/WRITR.2010.031579
ISSN: 1749-4729
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > OTHER BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (129900)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Social Change Research
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Institutes > Institute for Sustainable Resources
Past > Schools > School of Design
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
Deposited On: 25 Oct 2009 23:28
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2013 05:11

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