On transport mode choice in natural disasters : A case study of the 2011 Brisbane floods

Pourfarzad, Amir (2016) On transport mode choice in natural disasters : A case study of the 2011 Brisbane floods. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This project was a step forward in developing the scientific basis for a method to investigate mode choice/change in natural disasters using the 2011 Brisbane floods as a case study. Statistical models were developed on characteristics affecting traveller’s behavioural changes in times of natural disasters. Understating travellers' modal change is key when identifying methods to efficiently and effectively manage transport networks in times of disaster, specially during a flood event. The proposed framework adopted within this research represents a significant innovation and contribution to knowledge to subject of transport mode choice during disasters and lay ground work for future policy focused studies.

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ID Code: 98001
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Agdas, Duzgun, Zheng, Zuduo, & Washington, Simon
Keywords: Natural disaster, transport mode change/choice, Behavioural factors, Brisbane flood, Socio-demographic features, Travel time, Safety, cost, Multinomial logit model, Binary logit model
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 31 Aug 2016 23:52
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2016 23:52

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