Challenges to urban transport sustainability and smart transport in a tourist city: the Gold Coast, Australia.

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Title Challenges to urban transport sustainability and smart transport in a tourist city: the Gold Coast, Australia.
Author Yigitcanlar, Tan; Fabian, Lawrence; Coiacetto, Eddo John
Journal Name The Open Transportation Journal
Editor Karel Martens (Editor-in-Chief), Lyudmila S Mihaylova (Editor-in-Chief)
Year Published 2008
Place of publication Netherlands
Publisher Bentham Open
Abstract This paper aims to identify challenges to achieving sustainable and smart transport in a city whose form has been produced mainly by tourism urbanisation: the Gold Coast, Australia. The first part of the paper investigates urban transport sustainability, reviewing how urban density, travel behaviour and lifestyles, and the availability of various transportation services and modes influence urban transport sustainability. This is followed by an empirical analysis of transport trends, modal splits, and basic community profiles in the Gold Coast, to identify challenges to sustainable transport development therein. The paper also introduces and acknowledges potential positive outcomes of the current public transport policies and projects, and then explores the concept of smart transport focussing on automated people movers. The paper concludes by stating more actions for a sustainable transport system in the Gold Coast needs to be done including adaptation of smart transport options.
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Copyright Statement Copyright remains with the author[s] 2008. For information about this journal please refer to the publisher's website or contact the author[s]. Articles are licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution non-commercial License ( which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, providing that the work is properly cited.
Volume 2
Issue Number 1
Page from 29
Page to 46
ISSN 1874-4478
Date Accessioned 2008-10-29
Language en_AU
Research Centre Urban Research Program
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject PRE2009-Urban and Regional Planning
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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