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

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dc.contributor.author Glazebrook, Garry en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T09:52:07Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-28T09:52:07Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier 2009003688 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Glazebrook Garry 2009, 'Taking the Con Out of Convenience: The True Cost of Transport Modes in Sydney', Routledge, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 5-24. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0811-1146 en_US
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. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Routledge en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08111140802369820 en_US
dc.title Taking the Con Out of Convenience: The True Cost of Transport Modes in Sydney en_US
dc.parent Urban Policy and Research en_US
dc.journal.volume 27 en_US
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 120500 en_US
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
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dc.staffid 996169 en_US

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