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A new approach to study the relationship between the built environment and transit use

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posted on 2021-06-24, 05:50 authored by Laura Aston
The role of the built environment in influencing demand for public transport is recognised. However little attention has been given to understanding the built environment factors associated with demand for specific modes, like train, tram and bus. This thesis aims to explore the built environment impacts on transit use by mode. A review of prior research and empirical studies in three cities (Melbourne, Amsterdam and Boston) are undertaken to fulfil this aim. Results suggest some of the built environment predictors of transit use are important for all modes, however others appear to give a selective boost to specific modes.


Campus location


Principal supervisor

Graham Victor Currie

Additional supervisor 1

Alexa Delbosc

Additional supervisor 2

Md. Kamruzzaman

Additional supervisor 3

David Teller

Additional supervisor 4

Nicholas Fournier

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Civil Engineering

Additional Institution or Organisation

Victorian Department of Transport


Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Engineering