Sustainable Australia: Containing Travel in Master Planned Estates

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Yigitcanlar, Tan
Dodson, Jago
Gleeson, Brendan
Sipe, Neil
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Patrick Troy

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2006
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Low density suburban development and excessive use of automobiles are associated with serious urban and environmental problems. These problems include traffic congestion, longer commuting times, high automobile dependency, air and water pollution, and increased depletion of natural resources. Master planned development suggests itself as a possible palliative for the ills of low density and high travel. The following study examines the patterns and dynamics of movement in a selection of master planned estates in Australia. The study develops new approaches for assessing the containment of travel within planned development. Its key aim is to clarify and map the relationships between trip generation and urban form and structure. The initial conceptual framework of the paper is developed in a review of literature related to urban form and travel behaviour. These concepts are tested empirically in a pilot study of suburban travel activity in master planned estates. A geographical information systems methodology is used to determine regional journey-to-work patterns and travel containment rates. Factors that influence selfcontainment patterns are estimated with a regression model. This research is a useful preliminary examination of travel self-containment in Australian master planned estates.

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Refereed Proceedings of the 2nd Bi-Annual National Conference on the State of Australian Cities

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© The Author(s) 2006 Griffith University. For information about this conference please refer to the publisher's website or contact the authors. The attached file is reproduced here with permission of the copyright owners for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted.

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