Journal article

Isochrone Mapping of Urban Transport: Car-dependency, Mode-choice and Design Research

Kim Dovey, Ian Woodcock, Lucinda Pike

PLANNING PRACTICE AND RESEARCH | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

Imperatives to develop more walkable, transit-oriented and low-carbon cities have accentuated the need to understand the performance and possible transformation of urban access networks. Within a framework of complex adaptive systems and assemblage thinking we develop isochrone mapping of urban transport access in four transport modes: walking, cycling, public transport and cars. These isochrones can be used to compare the range and area of urban access for each of these modes, over different time limits and for different times of day. Such mapping gears urban morphology to the phenomenology of urban transport and enables us to better understand mode choice. Through design research we can al..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council under 'Intensifying Places: Transit-Oriented Urban Design for Resilient Australian Cities', University of Melbourne


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Australian Research Council under [grant number LP100200590] - 'Intensifying Places: Transit-Oriented Urban Design for Resilient Australian Cities', University of Melbourne.