Assessing Travel Plans for Residential Developments

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Seminar Speaker: 
Geoff Rose, Professor, Monash University
Event Date: 
Friday, January 15, 2016, 12:00pm to 1:00pm PST

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A ‘travel plan’ is a travel demand management strategy that contains a package of site-specific measures designed to manage car use and encourage the use of more sustainable transport modes. Much of the existing literature on travel plans focuses on their application in workplaces and schools. Travel plans can be required for new residential developments as part of the land use planning and approvals process. However, there is limited understanding of the extent to which they have influenced travel behaviour. This presentation focuses on the assessment of travel plans developed for new residential apartment developments in Melbourne, Australia. Consideration is given to both the quality of travel plans for new residential developments and their effectiveness in terms of their impact on travel behaviour.

Professor Geoff Rose is the director of the Institute of Transport Studies at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Geoff's research and teaching activities cover sustainable transport, travel behaviour and transport policy. Geoff is a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Australia. He currently serves on two committees of US Transportation Research Board (TRB).