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Review of transportation choice research in Australia: Implications for sustainable urban transport design


Iftekhar, M and Tapsuwan, S, Review of transportation choice research in Australia: Implications for sustainable urban transport design, Natural Resources Forum, 34, (4) pp. 255-265. ISSN 0165-0203 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1477-8947.2010.01310.x


In Australia, the transportation sector is the third largest contributor of CO 2-e emissions. In order for Australia to meet the ratified target of 5% below 2000 emissions levels by 2020, a number of changes must be put in place. Sustainable transport design allows for more carbon-friendly travelling alternatives in urban and suburban areas where transportation activities mostly occur. In order for the design to be successfully accepted by the community, a good understanding of people's travel behaviour and preferences of transportation mode is required. This paper offers a review of current transportation research in the context of Australia that spans a number of disciplines including economics, engineering and psychology. The objectives are to assess the key factors that have been empirically shown to affect individual transportation mode choice, identify the shortcoming and gaps in the literature, and recommend how this research can be used to aid in future carbon reduction through better understanding of people's travelling behaviour. © 2010 CSIRO. Natural Resources Forum © 2010 United Nations.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Transportation, logistics and supply chains
Research Field:Road transportation and freight services
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Evaluation, allocation, and impacts of land use
UTAS Author:Iftekhar, M (Dr Md Sayed Iftekhar)
ID Code:68133
Year Published:2010
Web of Science® Times Cited:6
Deposited By:Economics and Finance
Deposited On:2011-03-09
Last Modified:2011-04-18

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