This research is an investigation into new methods to provide urban and suburban public transport and active travel options that offer efficient, affordable and flexible trips while reducing reliance on private vehicle use.
There were several components to this project which enabled a national team to investigate interesting questions that are of immediate practical importance. These include development of a number of tools for estimating the carbon emissions benefits from proposed intervention measures. Specifically, the research comprised three complementary work packages; investigations of travel supply and transport planning studies focusing on pathways to increasing customer usage of alternative modes of transport; and development and application of a framework for supporting effective investment decisions that increase the uptake of the high priority low carbon transport interventions.
This research not only represented a major investment in the future of low carbon mobility and sustainable transport in Australia, it also provided a distinctive training ground for students, staff and industry practitioners who worked together on problems and identified solutions of immediate impact.
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Prospects for the decarbonising of Australian cities will depend on opportunities for a reduction of transport energy use. This project focuses on the most significant challenge to Green House Gas reduction in urban transport -- specifically, that relating to provision of public transport and active travel options for low density suburban areas that are currently car dependent.
Public transport interchanges facilitate transfers between a wide range of motorised and nonmotorised transport modes, allowing users to move from feeder modes such as walking, cycling, private vehicles and local feeder buses to rapid transit, high volume modes such as heavy rail, light rail and busways. The efficiency of this transfer, and the size of the catchment, impact the effectiveness of the broader transport network.
The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently warned that global warming could reach 1.5℃ as early as 2030. The landmark report by leading scientists urged nations to do more to avert an impending crisis.
We have 12 years, the report said, to contain greenhouse gas emissions. This includes serious efforts to reduce transport emissions.
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