Bus Rapid Transit and features of land distribution: a case study of Brisbane

Svitlana Pyrohova, Mark Hickman, Zhen Liang Ma

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A transportation mode known as Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) recently has received special emphasis within the other modes of mass transit. BRT systems have been frequently implemented over the past few decades world-wide. However interaction of these systems with surrounding land use has not been comprehensively studied. This study aims to explore what are the land patterns associated with BRT system in the Brisbane context. For a better understanding of the situation in the study area, previous research is considered and a descriptive analysis of zones’ composition, as a dominant development type, their diversity, and natural groupings of lands, is included. A public transport accessibility map was generated for the Brisbane public transport network, with emphasis on areas around the Brisbane busways. This provides the basis for future clustering of the study areas with similar land features and accessibility levels, which plays a vital role for further redevelopment and planning practice.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventAustralasian Transport Research Forum 2016 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 16 Nov 201618 Nov 2016
Conference number: 38th
https://www.australasiantransportresearchforum.org.au/papers/2016 (Proceedings)


ConferenceAustralasian Transport Research Forum 2016
Abbreviated titleATRF 2016
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