National Traffic & Transport Conference Abstracts 2021
Australasian Urban Trip Making Characteristics - a Comparative Study
Stantec, New Zealand
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New Zealand trip making characteristics have been compared in NZTA Research Report 659 - Urban transport modelling in New Zealand – data, practice and resourcing July 2019. The paper will extend those comparisons using Australian data to compare and contrast cities within and between countries.
Background, findings, conclusion: The New Zealand analysis suggests that there is a significant degree of comparability between cities. Extension into Australia will improve the sample, and should lead to the conclusion that trip rates by household category can be applied to other cities. If this is proven, then the current data sets can be applied in other areas avoiding expensive household travel surveys.
Grant Smith | Stantec, NZ, ANZ Market Sector Leader
Grant has specialised as a transport planner and modeller for over 45 years, initially in the UK, and since 1975 in New Zealand and Australia. Grant has managed transport planning studies in almost every city in New Zealand, and in many of the cities in New South Wales in Australia and in Malaysia. He has worked with Household travel survey data building transport models throughout his career. He managed the Dunedin 1991 and the Waikato 2008 surveys. He was a technical advisor to Dunedin City for their latest survey completed in 2016. He is very familiar with the Sydney HTS data for many years to build and calibrate models. He was an advisor to MOT when the survey questions for the Second series of surveys were being formulated. He is the author of NZTA Research Report 659 which compares the recent HTS surveys in New Zealand.
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