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Traffic speeds at off-peak times have fallen over the last seven years. In 2006, the

average off-peak traffic speed was 24.1 mph, a fall of 4 per cent from 2 and 8 per cent

since 1999 –2000 (DfT (UK) 2007, p. 13).

Figure B4

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Morning peak actual travel speed in major Australian capital cities

(1998–99 to 2004–05)

47

45

Km/h

43

41

39

37

35

Source:

1998–99 1999–00 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06

Austroads (2006b).

Queensland

South Australia

Year

Western Australia

Victoria

New South Wales

Figure B5

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Road traffic, passenger kilometres and GDP: 1980 to 2006, Great

Britain

Index: 1980 = 100

110

100

90

80

1980 1982 1984 1986 1988 1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006

Year

Traffic intensity (vehicle km/GDP)

Travel intensity (passenger km/GDP)

Source: DfT (UK) (2007, p. 9).

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