Journal article

Public transport access and availability in the RESIDE study: Is it taking us where we want to go?

Hannah Badland, Sharyn Hickey, Fiona Bull, Billie Giles-Corti

Journal of Transport & Health | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2014

Abstract

A disproportionate focus of research to date has focussed on public transport (PT) opportunities available within the residential neighbourhood, despite the need to focus on origin and destination PT infrastructure. Furthermore, there are recommended maximum access distances of 400. m for lower quality PT services (e.g., bus) and 800. m for higher quality PT services (e.g., rail). This study investigates associations between commuting behaviours and distance to bus and rail stops from residence and workplace, and the PT access thresholds and densities in a sample of 238 employed adults drawn from the RESIDE study in Perth, Australia. Self-reported usual workplace travel mode was compared wit..

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