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ARC TOD – The Impacts of a New Railway


ARC TOD Working Papers

Station Precinct Selection [.pdf – 3.53MB]
Housing Mobility and Location Choice: A Review of the Literature [.pdf – 849kb]
Travel Behaviour: A review of recent literature [.pdf – 741kb]
Accessibility Measures: Overview and Practical Applications [.pdf – 1.04MB]
Station Precincts and Economic Activity: Wave 1 2006 [.pdf – 706kb]

Impacts of transit led development in a new rail corridor – ARC L

Impacts of transit-oriented development (TOD) in precincts adjoining the new Perth-Mandurah railway are addressed by longitudinal survey (2006 -2009). Results of a revealed preference questionnaire about actual trips are combined with a stated choice questionnaire. The aims are to quantify the effects of TOD on rail and car use and on daily activities, new railway services on the travel behaviour of households near new station precincts, differing accessibility of station precincts on household travel patterns, improved accessibility on economic activity and employment. Replacement of car-trips by walking and cycling, changes in shopping & leisure activities & the effect of trip-chaining on number of trips are of particular interest. Three case study station precincts are studied: Bull Creek; Cockburn Central; Wellard)

Research Team: at Curtin – Carey Curtis (leader); Roger Mellor; Courtney Babb; Kathryn Ringvall; at UWA – John Taplin; Doina Olaru


Glover L., Curtis, C., Han, S., Haixio, P., Stone, J. (2013) Governing Dispersed and Concentrated Cities, Chapter 7 in Transforming Urban Transport: The ethics, politics and practices of sustainable mobility, Earthscan – Routledge: Abingdon ed. Low N.

Curtis C (2012) The Challenge of delivering the ‘D’ in Transit Oriented Development: Examining the Town Planning contribution, Journal of Transport and Land Use Vol 5, No 3 pp. 83 -99, 2012

Bertolini L, Curtis C, Renne J (2012) Station area projects in Europe and beyond: towards transit oriented urban development? Built Environment Vol 38, No. 1 pp.31 -50 [theme issue: Railway Station Mega-Projects and the Re-making of inner Cities in Europe]

Curtis C (2012) Transitioning to Transit Oriented Development: the case of Perth, Western Australia, Urban Policy and Research Vol 30, No 1-18

Curtis C and Mellor R (2011) Anticipating a new railway: the relevance of transit oriented development to businesses in a car orientated city Urban Policy and Research Vol 29 No. 1, pp1-26.

Curtis C & Olaru D (2011) The relationship between accessibility and travel patterns of residents in three new station precincts, 3rd World Planning Schools Congress, Perth (WA), 4-8 July 2011.

Curtis C (2011) Resolving the implementation gap in transitioning to Transit Oriented Development: the case of Perth, Western Australia, 3rd World Planning Schools Congress, Perth (WA), 4-8 July 2011.

Curtis C and Olaru D (2010) The impacts of a new railway: travel behaviour of residents in new station precincts, World Transport Research Conference, Lisbon, June 2010

Curtis C and Olaru D (2010) The relevance of traditional town planning concepts for travel minimisation, Planning Practice and Research 25.1, pp.49-75.

Curtis C, Renne J L, Bertolini L (eds) (2009) Transit Oriented Development: Making it Happen Ashgate, Aldershot [ISBN 0 7546 7315 4]

Curtis C (2008) The evolution of the TOD model for low density cities: A case study of Perth’s new railway corridor. Planning Practice and Research Vol. 23, No. 3 pp.285-302 (Special Edition: Integrating Rail and Land Use Investment)

Scheurer J and Curtis C (2008) Spatial Network Analysis of Multimodal Transport Systems: Developing a Strategic Planning Tool to Assess the Congruence of Movement and Urban Structure – A Case Study of Perth before and after the Perth-to-Mandurah Railway, Research Monograph

Olaru D and Curtis C (2007) ‘Is Transit Oriented Development reducing the activity spaces?’ Paper presented to the World Transport Research Conference, Berkley, June 2007. [3]

Curtis, C. and Olaru, D. (2007) “Travel Minimisation and the Neighbourhood”, in the Proceedings of the European Transport Conference 2007, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands, October 17-19.

Olaru, D. and Curtis, C. (2007) “Is Transit Oriented Development reducing the activity spaces?”, in the Proceedings of the 11th World Conference on Transportation Research, Berkeley, US, June 24-28.