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Personal rapid transit for Canberra

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journal contribution
posted on 01.05.2017, 05:12 by Jones, Haley M
We consider personal rapid transit (PRT) as a sustainable transit system for Canberra. We discuss the advantages of PRT and show that is has all of the advantages and features of both car ownership and public transport, with added attractions of its own. The most appealing feature of PRT is its cost. Previous studies have shown PRT to be cheaper than most other public transport systems. We show that PRT would be remarkably cost effective for a city planned like Canberra, particularly if there were sufficient incentives to significantly cut car ownership, including enhancement of the current excellent bicycle network. Copyright 2009 Haley M Jones. No part of this article may be reproduced by any means without the written consent of the publisher.


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Telecommunications Journal of Australia, vol. 59, no. 1 (2009), p. 6.1-6.10. ISSN 1835-4270