The pedestrianisation of inner city Toowoomba

Adams, Nicholas John (2008) The pedestrianisation of inner city Toowoomba. [USQ Project]


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[Abstract]: This research project aims to find out if the city of Toowoomba (1.5 hours inland from Brisbane in Queensland) can be changed into a ‘pedestrian’ city similar to Copenhagen and other cities which have already pedestrianised. Toowoomba has started, in the last few years, to experience slower travel times through the CBD area combined with less pedestrian activity. This project determines if the pedestrianisation of inner city Toowoomba is really the cure to the current problems.

Surveys were taken that included pedestrian and vehicular traffic to ensure that the information used was of a current ‘snapshot’ of the city centre. Business owners and
shoppers were also spoken to in another separate survey to gauge public reaction about the proposal.

Other forms of reducing the city centre congestion will also be looked at to assess their effectiveness and could also be applied to Toowoomba. These include the provision of
Park and Ride terminals and more effective public transport.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 07 May 2009 00:16
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:17
Uncontrolled Keywords: Toowoomba; Queensland; pedestrian; pedestrianised; traffic; traffic congestion; public transport
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090507 Transport Engineering
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4005 Civil engineering > 400512 Transport engineering

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