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Trends in vehicle kilometres of travel in world cities, 1960-1990: underlying drivers and policy responses

Cameron, I., Lyons, T.J. and Kenworthy, J.R. (2004) Trends in vehicle kilometres of travel in world cities, 1960-1990: underlying drivers and policy responses. Transport Policy, 11 (3). pp. 287-298.

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Abstract

Increases in private motorised urban vehicle kilometres of travel are shown to arise from population growth, urban sprawl, increased car ownership and decreases in vehicle occupancy. In particular, the worldwide increase in urban mobility since 1960 has been the direct result of increased affluence and the consequent greater accessibility of private motor vehicles, as well as population growth. Urban sprawl has significantly less influence, although it has been significant in USA, Canadian and Australian cities. Despite this, a number of cities have shown that clear policy initiatives can contain the growth of urban private motorised mobility.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: Institute for Sustainability and Technology Policy
School of Environmental Science
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Copyright: © 2004 Elsevier Ltd
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/2095
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