Taking the Con Out of Convenience: The True Cost of Transport Modes in Sydney

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dc.contributor.author Glazebrook, GJ
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T09:52:07Z
dc.date.issued 2009-01
dc.identifier.citation Urban Policy and Research, 2009, 27 (1), pp. 5 - 24
dc.identifier.issn 0811-1146
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/9821
dc.description.abstract There has been growing interest internationally in the development of comprehensive estimates of the costs of urban transport, fuelled by concerns over global warming, peak oil, road congestion, tolls and public transport subsidies. This article examines the internal and external costs of major modes in Sydney. In terms of total costs, trains are the cheapest, followed by buses, with cars the most expensive. However, the 'out-of-pocket costs' paid by motorists at the time of making a trip are less than one-sixth of total costs. This suggests rational individual travel choices do not add up to rational travel patterns for the city, and that we are paying heavily as a society for the convenience of cars. Governments need to give higher priority for public transport (particularly rail which has the lowest overall costs of any mode) and to change pricing for urban travel, if we are to develop more sustainable cities.
dc.publisher Routledge
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1080/08111140802369820
dc.subject Externalities, transport, cost-effectiveness, public transport, urban, congestion, parking, modes
dc.subject Externalities; transport; cost-effectiveness; public transport; urban; congestion; parking; modes
dc.title Taking the Con Out of Convenience: The True Cost of Transport Modes in Sydney
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Urban Policy and Research
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.volume 27
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation London en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 5 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 24 en_US
dc.cauo.name DAB.Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1205 Urban and Regional Planning
dc.personcode 996169 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Urban and Regional Planning en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Externalities; transport; cost-effectiveness; public transport; urban; congestion; parking; modes en_US
dc.description.keywords Externalities
dc.description.keywords Externalities
dc.description.keywords transport
dc.description.keywords transport
dc.description.keywords cost-effectiveness
dc.description.keywords cost-effectiveness
dc.description.keywords public transport
dc.description.keywords public transport
dc.description.keywords urban
dc.description.keywords urban
dc.description.keywords congestion
dc.description.keywords congestion
dc.description.keywords parking
dc.description.keywords parking
dc.description.keywords modes
dc.description.keywords modes
dc.description.keywords Externalities
dc.description.keywords transport
dc.description.keywords cost-effectiveness
dc.description.keywords public transport
dc.description.keywords urban
dc.description.keywords congestion
dc.description.keywords parking
dc.description.keywords modes
dc.staffid en_US
dc.staffid 996169 en_US
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building


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