This research study for the Western Australian Department of Transport provides an evidence-based understanding of the accessibility provided by the public transport network in the central Perth area and identifies the opportunities for high-capacity transport corridors that improve land use – transport integration.
The study addresses the following objectives:
• To understand the current level of accessibility provided by public transport in Perth;
• To identify opportunities for high capacity public transport corridors that improve land use – transport integration;
• To identify opportunities to improve access to employment nodes and activity centres;
• To define and test development scenarios in collaboration with the Light Rail project team and identify the preferred network scenario.
The research applied in this report draws extensively on the Spatial Network Analysis for Multimodal Urban Transport Systems (SNAMUTS) spatial accessibility tool. This consists of measures to assess the centrality and connectivity of transport network elements such as nodes and corridors, and allows for comparative scenarios of change to land use patterns and movement networks.