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Melbourne built environment and transit use empirical dataset

posted on 21.02.2021, 08:33 by Laura Aston, Graham Currie, Alexa Delbosc, Nicholas Fournier, MD Kamruzzaman, David Teller
The Ridership Performance tool for Greater Melbourne has been updated and is included in this repository, along with accompanying data and explanations to run the tool. Other files in this repository are supplementary to the ridership performance tool.

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.

The 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


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