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The ecology of urban driving II—driving cycles across a city: Their validation and implications

Newman, P.W.G., Kenworthy, J.R. and Lyons, T.J. (1992) The ecology of urban driving II—driving cycles across a city: Their validation and implications. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 26 (3). pp. 273-290.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0965-8564(92)90037-8
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Abstract

Homogeneous urban areas defined through an urban ecology approach are used to sample traffic patterns for a series of cross city driving cycles in Perth, Western Australia. These driving cycles, including a whole city cycle, are presented for peak and off-peak driving. The cycles are validated by relating them back to the urban ecology of Perth through a simple model based on traffic events (intersection and vehicle-related events). The implications for developing a more fundamental theory of urban driving are examined, and in particular the link between increased road capacity and lowered fuel use and emissions is seriously questioned.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Environmental Science
Institute for Science and Technology Policy
Publisher: Elsevier
Copyright: © 1992 Published by Elsevier Ltd
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/2186
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