Achieving sustainability through integrated transport and land use planning in the three largest Australian cities

Wadhwa, Lal C. (2004) Achieving sustainability through integrated transport and land use planning in the three largest Australian cities. In: Proceedings of the 27th Australasian Transport Research Forum, pp. 1-10. From: 27th Australasian Transport Research Forum, 29 September - 1 October 2004, Adelaide, SA, Australia.

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Abstract

The traditional urban transport planning process has given rise to unsustainable transport systems. Higher car ownership, more and longer trips and lower public transport are the direct outcomes of traditional transport planning. This has brought about astronomical community costs in road fatalities and injuries, congestion, massive capital investment and environmental degradation. The recent transport plans in metropolitan cities in Australia have been developed vvithin the integrated transport and land use framework and are a crucial part of the strategic plans for improving the quality oflife and liveability in the cities. Key set of goals aimed at enhancing sustainability include (a) increased share of public transport modes, cycling and walking and (b) improving air quality and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. To ensure the achievement of these objectives, massive investments and expansion of public transport systems are being pursued. In this paper, it is aimed to examine the action plans for achieving the key objective of sustainability. The discussion focuses on targets, plans and measures for achieving the desired outcomes as well as the alignment of transport plans with related environmental management strategies for the cities. These are brought out through detailed examination and evaluation of the recent urban transport plans of the three largest Australian cities (Brisbane 2002-16), Melbourne (2030) and Sydney (2010).

Item ID: 7523
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: Australia; environmental management; integrated planning framework; public transport; sustainability; transport plans
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ISBN: 1-9209-2712-3
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2010 03:48
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090507 Transport Engineering @ 40%
12 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 1205 Urban and Regional Planning > 120599 Urban and Regional Planning not elsewhere classified @ 30%
15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1507 Transportation and Freight Services > 150799 Transportation and Freight Services not elsewhere classified @ 30%
SEO Codes: 85 ENERGY > 8507 Energy Conservation and Efficiency > 850702 Energy Conservation and Efficiency in Transport @ 40%
87 CONSTRUCTION > 8701 Construction Planning > 870105 Urban Planning @ 30%
88 TRANSPORT > 8899 Other Transport > 889902 Multimodal Transport @ 30%
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