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Abstract: The interaction between land use, environment and transport system is undeniable. The effect of this interaction is seen nowhere more clearly than in the Central Activities Districts (CADs) of major Australian cities. This paper reports on a model of traffic operations in a CAD environment that is designed to test the nature of that interaction. The model includes the major factors in the generation of traffic in a CAD. It is amenable to use either as a tool to investigate the effects of CAD development and parking policy on traffic volumes or to assist in the prediction of traffic generated by development down to individual building level. The paper reports use of the model in Melbourne's CAD as part of a project undertaken for the City of Melbourne and the Department of Planning and Housing. In that project, the model was used to test the likely effects of a range of parking policy options on traffic in the CAD and to compare those traffic predictions with previously defined traffic capacity standards. The paper reports development of capacity standards appropriate to the function of the various types of street and discusses their application to Melbourne's CAD.

To cite this article: Wisdom, AS and Singleton, DJ. A Central Activities District Traffic Management Toolbox [online]. In: International Transport Conference (1991 : Brisbane, Qld.). 1991 International Transport Conference: Transport Shaping Australia - Issues and Opportunities; Preprints of Papers. Barton, ACT: Institution of Engineers, Australia, 1991: 174-180. National conference publication (Institution of Engineers, Australia) ; no. 91/4. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=537187968587071;res=IELENG> ISBN: 0858255227. [cited 30 Jul 16].

Personal Author: Wisdom, AS; Singleton, DJ; Source: In: International Transport Conference (1991 : Brisbane, Qld.). 1991 International Transport Conference: Transport Shaping Australia - Issues and Opportunities; Preprints of Papers. Barton, ACT: Institution of Engineers, Australia, 1991: 174-180. Document Type: Conference Paper, Research ISBN: 0858255227 Subject: City planning; Housing development; Traffic flow--Management; Traffic congestion--Management; Maps; Series: National conference publication (Institution of Engineers, Australia) ; no. 91/4 Peer Reviewed: Yes Affiliation: (1) Associate Director, Ove Arup and Partners
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