Thesis (Masters by research(Civil Engineering))--University of South Australia, 2018. Includes bibliographical references (pages 73-75) Moving people around in cars accounts for 8.3% of Australian carbon emissions. According to the Australian climate council, these transport emissions are Australia’s fastest growing emissions source. Currently, 86% of the Australian population lives in a suburban landscape, concentrating car use, and the associated carbon emissions. The way forward for environmentally sustainable vehicular transport is to electrify vehicles. It will be difficult and slow to get individual owners to electrify their vehicles, so the current individual ownership model needs to be reduced in favour of utilising vehicle fleets. Public transport bodies already have a vehicle fleet that is underutilised and are investing in low carbon solutions. Access to and competitiveness of these public transport services when compared to car options are significant barriers to shifting large proportions of travellers to this mode. This study aimed to understand the transport priorities of suburban residents in order to further understand how to improve the sustainability of travel.
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