User characteristics of transit oriented developments : the case of Kelvin Grove Urban Village

Muley, Deepti S., Bunker, Jonathan M., & Ferreira, Luis (2010) User characteristics of transit oriented developments : the case of Kelvin Grove Urban Village. In Yigitcanlar, Tan (Ed.) Rethinking Sustainable Development : Urban Management, Engineering, and Design. IGI Global, Engineering Science Reference, United States of America, pp. 119-133.

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Transit oriented developments are high density mixed use developments located within short and easily walkable distance of a major transit centre. These developments are often hypothesised 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 transit oriented developments users. For this purpose, travel surveys were conducted for an urban transit oriented development currently under development. This chapter presents the findings from the preliminary data analysis of the travel surveys. Kelvin Grove Urban Village, a mixed use development located in Brisbane, Australia, has been selected as the case for the transit oriented developments study. Travel data for all groups of transit oriented development users ranging from students to shoppers, and residents to employees were collected. Different survey instruments were used for different transit oriented development users to optimise their response rates, and the performance of these survey instruments are stated herein. The travel characteristics of transit oriented development users are reported in this chapter by explaining mode share, trip length distribution, and time of day of trip. The results of the travel survey reveal that Kelvin Grove Urban Village users use more sustainable modes of transport as compared to other Brisbane residents.

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ID Code: 38929
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Transit Oriented Development, Mode Share, Trip Length, Travel Survey, Kelvin Grove Urban Village
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61692-022-7.ch009
ISBN: 9781616920227
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 2010 by IGI Global
Deposited On: 01 Dec 2010 02:27
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:22

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