Planning Research & Results



374 documents found

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

Sustainable Australia: Containing travel in master planned estates

This paper examines the relationship between urban form and travel patterns. It explains how land use planning can have a strong influence on travel behaviour – with high density, mixed use development acting to reduce car use and promoting alternative modes, including cycling, due to lower trip distances.

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

School transport management: encouraging alternatives to driving to school

This page, from the Transport Demand Management encyclopaedia created by the Transport Policy Institute in the Canadian city of Victoria, encourages parents, students and staff to reduce automobile trips and use alternative modes when travelling to and from schools.

Thu 16th Sep 2010

Integrating Land Use and Transport Planning

This report, published by Land Transport New Zealand in 2007, examines potential legal and institutional barriers to the integration of land use and transport planning in New Zealand

Thu 16th Sep 2010

Healthy Planning Policies A Compendium from California General Plans (USA)

This 2009 document, developed by Planning for Healthy Places, a program of Public Health Law & Policy (PHLP), is a compilation of healthy planning policies used California.

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