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The Effects of Transport Urban Renewal: A Study of Road-Rail Level Crossings in Melbourne, Australia

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posted on 2023-11-22, 00:09 authored by ABDULRHMAN MAHMOUD GBBAN
This thesis investigates the impact of transport infrastructure, specifically level crossing removal projects (LXRP), on community severance. While previous studies have focused on the enabling effects of transport infrastructure, little research has explored their potential as barriers for communities. This study addresses this gap by examining the direct, indirect, and wider barrier removal effects of LXRP in Melbourne. A combination of quantitative and qualitative data collection methods was used to assess residents' perceptions and objective changes in their urban environment. The results show that LXRP has positive effects on walking, cycling, and travel time, but communication strategies are needed to raise awareness of these benefits. Additionally, the study highlights the importance of infrastructure design in achieving barrier removal effects. This thesis provides valuable insights for transport authorities aiming to reduce community severance and improve infrastructure planning.

History

Campus location

Australia

Principal supervisor

Md Liton Kamruzzaman

Additional supervisor 1

Selby Coxon

Additional supervisor 2

Alexa Delbosc

Year of Award

2023

Department, School or Centre

Architecture

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Faculty

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture