Title

THE ECOLOGY OF URBAN DRIVING I - METHODOLOGY

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1992

Subject Area

operations - traffic, infrastructure - vehicle, place - urban

Keywords

Vehicle navigation, Vehicle handling, Urban transportation, Urban areas, Traffic research, Traffic, Research, Motor vehicle handling, Mode share, Modal split, Intracity transportation, Instrumented vehicles, Driving, City driving, Australia

Abstract

This study shows how it is possible to closely link instrumented vehicle research to an understanding of the wider urban system, i.e. the ecology of urban driving. To do this a methodology of sampling driving patterns in an urban area is developed and applied to Perth, Western Australia. This defines homogeneous areas within the city in terms of their activity intensity, modal split and social/economic status. The six areas developed provide not only a framework for sampling driving patterns but a way of demonstrating the urban ecological basis of driving patterns.

Comments

Transportation Research Part A Home Page: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/09658564