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Conceptualising convenience : transportation practices and perceptions of inner-urban high density residents in Brisbane, Australia

Buys, Laurie & Miller, Evonne (2011) Conceptualising convenience : transportation practices and perceptions of inner-urban high density residents in Brisbane, Australia. Transport Policy, 18(1), pp. 289-297.

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Abstract

High-density living in inner-urban areas has been promoted to encourage the use of more sustainable modes of travel to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. However, previous research presents mixed results on the relationship between living in proximity to transport systems and reduced car-dependency. This research examines inner-city residents’ transportation practices and perceptions, via 24 qualitative interviews with residents from high-density dwellings in inner-city Brisbane, Australia. Whilst participants consider public transport accessible and convenient, car use continues to be relied on for many journeys. Transportation choices are justified through complex definitions of convenience containing both utilitarian and psycho-social elements,with three key themes identified: time-efficiency, single versus multi-modal trips, and distance to and purpose of journey, as well as attitudinal, affective and symbolic elements related to transport mode use. Understanding conceptions of transport convenience held by different segments of the transport users market,alongside other factors strongly implicated in travel mode choice, can ensure targeted improvements in sustainable transport service levels and infrastructure as well as information service provision and behavioural change campaigns.

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ID Code: 39932
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Transport Convenience, Public Transport, Car use, Sustainability, High-density
DOI: 10.1016/j.tranpol.2010.08.012
ISSN: 0967-070X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Transport Planning (120506)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Urban Design (120508)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Design
Copyright Owner: Copyright Elsevier 2011
Copyright Statement: NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Transport Policy. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Transport Policy, VOL 18, ISSUE 1, 01 January 2011 DOI 10.1016/j.tranpol.2010.08.012
Deposited On: 10 Nov 2011 15:22
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 11:44

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