Evaluation of the Impacts of Telework

Tao, Tien (2002). Evaluation of the Impacts of Telework Honours Thesis, School of Engineering, The University of Queensland.

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Author Tao, Tien
Thesis Title Evaluation of the Impacts of Telework
School, Centre or Institute School of Engineering
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2002
Thesis type Honours Thesis
Supervisor Phil Charles
Total pages 74
Language eng
Subjects 0905 Civil Engineering
Formatted abstract
Brisbane is one of Australia’s fastest growing cities. By 2016, the population of the metropolitan is expected to be doubled the current population. As a result, traffic congestion is a major concern to the community and the sustainability of the city as a whole.

This project explores the applications of telecommuting as a substitute for physical travel in Brisbane. For this project, we mainly looked into home-based working as a form of telework to counter vehicle travels. This is done by drawing together the results of several case studies in order to provide a comprehensive evaluation of the impacts of teleworking, mainly in the domain of travel demand management. This report has looked into several international case studies and using the case studies as models, a series of conscientious analyses are done to identify the potential of its application in Brisbane. Three case studies are considered, namely, the California Pilot Project, the UK case study and the RTA Pilot Project in NSW.

Most of findings from these overseas pilot projects are broadly consistent with one another. Key findings from these case studies states that teleworking has positive impacts on travel behaviour (commute trip reduction), traffic congestion, work productivity, workers’ satisfaction and environmental pollution. These findings suggest that from a travel-reduction perspective, further development of teleworking should be encouraged in Australia.

Towards the conclusion of this report, it was recommended that a teleworking policy should be set up and a research should also be put through to survey teleworking in Brisbane as well as enforcing the needs of education and training in order to implement telework in Brisbane successfully.
Keyword Telework

Document type: Thesis
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