Evaluation Research & Results



1047 documents found

Rating the Transport Sustainability of Transit Oriented Developments

This 2005 paper by M. Burke and L Brown suggests a way forward for the development of a diagnostic tool that can assist Transit Oriented Devlopment developers and decision-makers to quickly assess the potential of developments and the likely travel behaviour produced by their design.

Fri 17th Sep 2010

Building an Area-based Travel Sustainability Tool

This 2006 paper by M Burke and L Brown is concerned with a Griffith University project to develop a diagnostic tool that seeks to allow decision-makers and others to rate the residential travel performance of land use developments and to identify means to improve that performance. 

Fri 17th Sep 2010

Bike Lanes, On-Street Parking and Business: A Study of Bloor Street in Toronto’s Annex Neighbourhood

This purpose of this 2009 study from the Clean Air Foundation in Canada is to understand and estimate the importance of onstreet parking to business on Bloor Street in the Annex neighbourhood of Toronto.  This report is about the development and testing of new analytic tools to determine the public acceptability and economic impact of reallocating road space.

Fri 17th Sep 2010

Unsettling Suburbia:The new landscape of oil and mortgage vulnerability in Australian cities

The paper has four aims: review the basis for the increases in global oil prices since 2004; present the result of the 2006 VAMPIRE (vulnerability assessment for mortgage, petroleum, and inflation risks and expenditure) and compare them to the 2001 VAMPIRE result; and make observations about the policy implications of the changes in oil and mortgage vulnerabiltiy within Australian cities.

Thu 16th Sep 2010

Rating the Transport Sustainability of New Urban Developments

This 2005 paper by M Bourke and L Brown discusses a project seeking to provide a diagnostic tool to rate the residential travel performance of large urban land use developments. 

Thu 16th Sep 2010

Active Transport in Brisbane

Active Transport in Brisbane: how much is happening and what are its characteristics?, written by Matthew Burke and AL Brown and published by Griffith University in 2007.  The paper demonstrates that household travel survey data can provide quantitative information on the extensity and characteristics of active transport in urban areas, with the potential to examine and compare active transport across cities.

Thu 16th Sep 2010

Shocking the suburbs: Urban location, housing debt and oil vulnerability in the Australian city

Shocking the Suburbs, outlines the vulnerability of Australian communities to rising fuel prices, automobile dependence and housing debt. It has important implications for land use planning, with particular emphasis on the creation of communities less dependent on motor vehicles and an increased role for the bicycle.

Thu 16th Sep 2010

Traffic flow models allowing for pedestrians and cyclists

This Austroads 2001 paper begins by reviewing the literature on safety and mobility issues for pedestrians and cyclists. An investigation of traffic models is then undertaken, with particular attention given to pedestrians and cyclists.

Thu 16th Sep 2010

Green Bicycle Lanes: Australian Good Practice Review

This 2010 report prepared by Thomas Melbdrum for the Australian Bicycle Council reviews Australian practice on implementing coloured surfaces for bicycle lanes. The report found that throughout Australia, coloured surface treatments have been installed widely as a measure to improve cyclist safety.

Wed 15th Sep 2010

Why we fail to reduce urban road traffic volumes: Does it matter how planners frame the problem?

This paper asks how planners frame the 'transport problem', and how their framing of the problem affects urban planning.

Wed 15th Sep 2010