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Cultural Centre Busway. Image credit: CC Flickr user lovebuzz. Click for URL

This page has been set up to make it easy to find key people places and papers about public transport and land use. This page is for information only, the presence or absence of a listing does not imply an endorsement or disendorsement of this blog or the organisation/person/paper listed. This page will be updated continually.

Reference Information
City Densities: Dr Paul Mees,
Density and method of travel to work in selected US, Canadian and Australian Cities.
City Densities: Wendell Cox, Demographia, World Urban Areas
Network Design for Public Transport Success- Theory and Examples, Gustav Nielsen and Truls Lange
State of Australian Cities 2010, Major Cities Unit, Infrastructure Australia
Transit Capacity and Quality of Service Manual, US Transportation Research Board
World Metro Database- International database for Subway and metro systems

Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) publications
BITRE Report 100: Facts and Furphys in Benefit-Cost Analysis,
Urban Public Transport: Recent bus statistics
Australian Infrastructure Statistics Yearbook 2011

ABS Statistics
These ‘social atlases’ are released around each Census and contain information on population and density.

Adelaide- A social atlas (2006)
Brisbane- A social atlas (2006)
Perth- A social atlas (2006)

‘Blockbuster’ BrisUrbane Blog favourites
Application of a commuter railway to low density settlement, Peter Martinovich, Public Transport Authority, WA. A ‘blockbuster’ because it shows that you can support rail on low density if you use tight integration.

BUZ routes, Frequency & Reliability, Alan Warren, Brisbane Transport. A blockbuster because it showed that people are willing to travel in the evenings and weekends if a ‘no compromise’ approach is taken to timetabling. Patronage increases of 100% or more are simply unheard of.

How dense are we? Dr. Paul Mees, RMIT. A blockbuster because it showed that, all things equal, density does matter, but so does transport policies such as car parking, integration, network effects and so on. The table is above and it is a summary of a much larger dataset and paper.

The fundamental law of road congestion: evidence from US cities: Gilles Duranton and Matthew A. Turner. University of Toronto, Department of Economics. A blockbuster becuase it appears to confirm that more roads increases driving, not decreases it. The authors find “We conclude that an increased provision of roads or public transit is unlikely to relieve congestion and that the current provision of roads exceeds the optimum given the absence of congestion pricing.”

Road Planning and Design Manual, Department of Transport and Main Roads (QLD)

Transit Research
Thredbo Conference Series
Transit Co-operative Research Program
World Transit Research

Institutes and organisations
Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute

Gehl Architects
Institute for Transportation and Development Policy
Victoria Transport Institute

Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)
Public Transport Authority Perth (TransPerth)
Zürcher Verkehrsverbund (ZVV)

Who’s who of Urban Planning + Public Transport
Dr Carmen Hass-Klau
Dr Paul Mees
Dr Peter Newman
Robert Cervero
Todd Litman
Vukan Vuhic

Urban Planning, Development + Public Transport  Blogs
Making Cities for People by Gehl Architects
Human Transit by Jarret Walker
Todd Litman’s blog

City-Specific Blogs
Lost in the Cities Adelaide
Brizcommuter Brisbane
Melbourne Urbanist Melbourne


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July 25, 2010 at 3:42 pm

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