Spatial Network Analysis for Multimodal Urban Transport Systems (SNAMUTS)

  • Project dates: 2015

This project explores the implications on public transport network performance and land use-transport integration of a range of proposed tram service and infrastructure improvements within and affecting the City of Port Phillip. These improvements are currently under consideration by local and state government agencies. Their appraisal is intended to assist the City of Port Phillip in effective advocacy and Public Transport Victoria in prioritising actions.

Using the Spatial Network Analysis for Multimodal Urban Transport Systems (SNAMUTS) tool co-developed at RMIT University and Curtin University, public transport accessibility in metropolitan Melbourne and the City of Port Phillip is examined at the current level (February 2015) and in three future scenarios. These future scenarios assess the impact of proposed improvements to public transport infrastructure and services and projected urban growth, in particular the accessibility needs of the Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal Area.

City of Port Phillip: SNAMUTS composite public transport accessibility map

Key People

Project Researchers

  • Dr Jan Scheurer, Honorary Associate
  • Kristen Bell, PhD Candidate
  • Sevilla Furness-Holland, Research Assistant

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