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dc.contributor.authorO'Hare, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorBurke, Matthew
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-26T04:48:24Z
dc.date.available2018-03-26T04:48:24Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.isbn9781486301843
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/141979
dc.description.abstractThis chapter explores the history of transport provision on the Gold Coast. As a city that experienced most of its growth in the golden age of the motor car, the Coast is synonymous with the motoring way of life. But its transport planning history is more complex. Transport accessibility and transport policy – or lack of it – have played a major role in shaping the Gold Coast over time. Several of the most important centres and suburbs established their dominance in a period when transport was mainly by water. Later, the Coast’s collection of towns, resorts and early suburbs developed around a rail corridor that was removed, then replaced decades later on an inferior alignment. In the period between the two Gold Coast railways, the city was shaped by cars and roads so that today it is a sprawling car-dependent city. Despite attempts to re-image the city with light rail investment, the Gold Coast has been closely associated with cars, from Mayor Bruce Small’s Meter Maids of the 1960s, through the motel strip of the Gold Coast Highway, to the Indy- Car and A1 Grand Prix car races of recent decades.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageenglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherCSIRO Publishing
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.publish.csiro.au/book/7289
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleOff the Plan: The Urbanisation of the Gold Coast
dc.relation.ispartofchapter4
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom45
dc.relation.ispartofpageto62
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBuilt Environment and Design not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode129999
dc.titleTransport: from cream cans and campers to city centres and commuters
dc.typeBook chapter
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Chapters
dc.type.codeB - Book Chapters
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorBurke, Matthew I.


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