Zonal method for urban travel surveys: sustainability and sample distance from the CBD

Goudie, Douglas (2002) Zonal method for urban travel surveys: sustainability and sample distance from the CBD. Journal of Transport Geography, 10 (4). pp. 287-301.

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Abstract

This paper details a method of surveying the travel behaviour and values of households within inner, middle and outer urban zones. This survey of 400 households in two North Queensland (Australia) cities provides details of 3500 urban trips, travel modes and choices linked to household location. Stratified sampling based on distance from the Central Business District shows pronounced methodological advantages. This simple and effective method shows that outer urban dwellers used about three times the amount of fuel as their more central counterparts, placing them at the vanguard of unsustainable urban travel, a great challenge for policy, developers and city planners.

Item ID: 13598
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: household; survey; sustainable; urban; travel; transport
ISSN: 1873-1236
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2010 00:35
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1604 Human Geography > 160404 Urban and Regional Studies (excl Planning) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 100%
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