Melbourne built environment and transit use empirical dataset
datasetposted on 20.10.2020, 10:27 by Laura Aston, Graham Currie, Alexa Delbosc, Nicholas Fournier, MD Kamruzzaman, David Teller
A beta version of the Ridership Performance tool for Greater Melbourne has been added to this collection of data in version 4.
Please note: changes have bene made to this database since publication of Aston, L., Currie, G., Kamruzzaman, M., Delbosc, A., Fournier, N., & Teller, D. (2020). Addressing transit mode location bias in built environment-transit mode use research. Journal of Transport Geography, 87(July 2020). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2020.102786
The current version (3) should be used for all future planning and forecasting.
Please refer to version 2 of this dataset if you would like to test the assumptions and findings of the study mentioned above.
DescriptionThe main database file presented here (BETU.Melbourne.Database.v3_20201006) contains indicators of the station-are built environment and sociodemographic characteristics at Melbourne's train, tram and bus stops.
The database is practice-ready, constituting a valuable input to understanding built environment impacts on transit ridership.
Supporting files contained in this dataset include:
- Stop-level data, mapped to 'facilities' (groups of nearby stops)
- Polygon-level data
- Data protocol describing the inputs to the database